Brian Anderson Is First Pro Skateboarder To Come Out

Brian Anderson has been an intimidating professional skateboarder for roughly two decades. Now, through a Vice documentary, the 1999 Skater of the Year is opening up about being gay.

Fans are calling the move a “huge day for skateboarding,” and a “proud day” for skateboarding.

The video is a 26:00 mini-documentary that’s well worth the watch. So sit back, relax, and just watch Anderson’s story. It’s one very well done.

It’s around the 3:45 mark Anderson begins to explain his journey by saying, “My name is Brian Anderson. I’m a professional skateboarder. And we are here to talk about the fact that I’m gay.”


Josh Helmuth is the editor of Crave Sports.

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