The OUT Foundation launched the OPEN+LGBTQ in 2018 as the first and only all-inclusive CrossFit Games leaderboard for the LGBTQ+ community.
We wanted to create a space for all humans, no matter their sexual preference or gender-identity could participate - a space until recently that transgender competitors could not register for with their true gender.
In August of 2018, CrossFit Founder, Greg Glassman, announced that the company would finally allow transgender competitors to register as the gender in which they align.
OPEN+LGBTQ will aggregate scores from the Open onto this website and leaderboard and provide an avenue for our athletes to directly compete.
Most importantly, the OPEN+LGBTQ series is all for charity, benefiting The OUT Foundation’s programs as we continue to advocate for inclusion in fitness, access to health and wellness for our community, and more.
WHAT IS THE OPEN+?
OPEN+ is the LGBTQ+ community’s all gender, 100% inclusive leaderboard corresponding with the 2019 CrossFit Games Open.
WHY ARE WE DOING IT?
To promote friendly competition between LGBTQ+ athletes and allies, to allow all gender identities to participate in a sport we all love and to raise funds for The OUT Foundation and its programs.
WHY SHOULD I SIGN UP?
You’re already going to do the most challenging WODs of the year - join OPEN+ as well and see how you stack up in our community. The competition is fierce.
After you've signed up for the CrossFit Games Open, you have the unique opportunity to be a part of the OPEN+LGBTQ Leaderboard, seeing how you stack up against your community, no matter your gender identity.
Registration is open from Thursday, January 10th - Monday, February 25th. Donate just $10 to The OUT Foundation ($30 if you want to grab an exclusive 2019 OPEN+ T-Shirt) and add your name to our all gender, inclusive leaderboard.
UPDATE FOR 2019
In addition to weekly prizes from our corporate sponsors - we are also allowing individuals and affiliates to raise money collectively to get some really great swag.
Affiliate teams will automatically be created when you register for the OPEN+ and any funds raised thru your personal page will count towards your affiliate fundraising. This is a great way to get your entire gym involved in fundraising for you and the LGBTQ+ community!