DON'T BE AN A**HOLE TOUR

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We are embarking on a nationwide town hall tour dubbed the “Don’t Be An A**hole, Transgender Education Tour” to serve the greater CrossFit, fitness and general business communities by sharing best practices for ensuring fitness is a safe space for transgender and gender non-conforming athletes.

At The OUT Foundation, we believe it is the least we can do to make fitness a space where people can come to better themselves, to destress, and to take care of their health – no matter who they are.

The easiest way to become an ally to those in the LGBTQ+ community is to educate others, and that is what the Don’t Be An A**hole Tour is all about – education. The town halls we are holding will be part education, part advocacy, and part open question and answer session for attendees to learn, connect, and get involved on a larger scale to truly become allies for the transgender community.

WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT FROM THE TOUR?

As The OUT Foundation brings this tour to cities across the United States, our goal is to provide access to useful and accessible educational materials and to answer often unaddressed questions about what it means to be trans in fitness. Each town hall will be about an hour long and promises to be engaging, enlightening, and even a little fun.

WHO SHOULD COME?

Honestly - Everyone. Our goal is to have as many business owners, trainers, coaches, instructors, athletes, classmates, friends, and more as possible. Everyone will benefit from the material covered and will leave having learned something about themselves, their peers, and the world around them.

WHAT DOES IT COST TO ATTEND?

NOTHING. We want this to be accessible to everyone so tell your friends, your workout buddies, your local gym owner - and please RSVP!

WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE EVENTS?

These town hall meetings will take place in fitness studios across the country and will be hosted by a team of transgender athletes, coaches,  gym owners, and allies of the LGBTQ+ community.  We’re excited to hit the road and hope you’ll join us!

  

MEET THE PANEL

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Chloie Jonsson is a sex positive, body positive, and LGBTQ advocate. A former CrossFit and USAW Coac

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Bennett Kaspar is a CrossFit athlete, OUT Foundation Board Member, and transgender advocate. Bennett

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Dillon King is the owner of Flambeaux CrossFit in New Orleans, LA with his wife. As a trans advocate

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Alyssa Royse and her husband own Rocket CrossFit in Seattle. She is a trained sexuality educator and

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Will is the Executive Director and Founder of The OUT Foundation. He lives and breathes LGBTQ+ advoc

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Chloie Jonsson

Chloie Jonsson is a sex positive, body positive, and LGBTQ advocate. A former CrossFit and USAW Coach, Chloie is now the COO of the apparel brand Doughnuts & Deadlifts, and all of its subsidiaries. Throughout her work and activism, Chloie aims to empower trans and queer people to embrace their bodies no matter where they are on their fitness or life journey. When Chloie isn’t at work overseeing several companies, she’s likely at the dog park with her GSD Axwel, watching progr’ms like Charmed and The Golden Girls, or embarking on an outdoor adventure.

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Bennett Kaspar

Bennett Kaspar is a CrossFit athlete, OUT Foundation Board Member, and transgender advocate. Bennett has led diversity and inclusion training for business professionals, educators, and those in the legal profession on transgender issues. Bennett is looking forward to working with those in the fitness industry to make our facilities safe spaces for those who are looking to become their best selves, whomever that may be.

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Dillon King

Dillon King is the owner of Flambeaux CrossFit in New Orleans, LA with his wife. As a trans advocate, Dillon works with Louisiana State University providing education for healthcare providers and other medical staff on inclusion in the medical field. Flambeaux CrossFit opened in 2016 and has grown into a reputable box in the New Orleans metro area that welcomes all people who identify under the LGBTQ+ umbrella and their allies. His goal is to help everyone feel confident to live as their true self, to inspire others to live a healthy balanced life and to educate allies so that they feel confident to vocalize their support of transgender individuals.

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Alyssa Royse

Alyssa Royse and her husband own Rocket CrossFit in Seattle. She is a trained sexuality educator and has been working on inclusivity and justice issues for decades. Recently, Alyssa has been an integral force working with CrossFit to develop inclusivity strategies and messaging. She consults with groups like The OUT Foundation and The National Eating Disorder Association to develop methods that help other trainers and gyms approach fitness in an inclusive manner, free from the expectations of things like gender and shape. Her writing and speaking can be found all over the place, including ESPN and TedX. But Alyssa can usually be found either in the gym, or the kitchen, sharing with the people she loves.

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Will Lanier

Will is the Executive Director and Founder of The OUT Foundation. He lives and breathes LGBTQ+ advocacy and action. As a lifelong athlete, Will has seen the intricacies of being LGBTQ+ in sport and fitness from an athlete perspective and from a coach and business owner's perspective. As part of the Don't Be An Asshole Tour, Will hopes to share his knowledge and to empower others to truly be inclusive in their lives.

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RSVP HERE

january, 2019

18jan7:00 pm8:15 pmDon't Be An A**hole, New OrleansTransgender Education for an Inclusive Community

20jan12:00 pm12:45 pmDon't Be An A**hole, WODAPALOOZATransgender Education for an Inclusive Community

25jan7:00 pm8:15 pmDon't Be An A**hole, DenverTransgender Education for an Inclusive Community

27jan11:00 am12:15 pmDon't Be An A**hole, Salt Lake CityTransgender Education for an Inclusive Community

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