3 Cheers for Boy Cheerleader!

28 Sep

6th grader Tyler Wilson is an unapologetic boy cheerleader. He joined the Flag City Youth Cheerleading Team this past summer. He didn’t imagine his decision would wind him up with a broken arm.

But being called a “sissy” and a “queer,” and even having his arm broken by school bullies, is not enough to dissuade him. In a happy turn of fate – Tyler has an incredibly supportive mother who is also not caving to these bullies.

Tyler has had an outpouring of support from professional male cheerleaders and has sworn “I’m going to keep going. I’m going to make a lifestyle out of it.” We can’t wait to see him in a few years on ESPN, as we indulge our guilty pleasures by watching the cheerleading championships!

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2 Responses to “3 Cheers for Boy Cheerleader!”

  1. Joe September 28, 2010 at 4:31 am #

    I’m happy to at least see the support he is being given by his peers. Let’s celebrate the progress where we can find it!

  2. Antonio Maurice Daniels September 29, 2010 at 2:31 pm #

    I’m glad to see the young man keep his devotion to what he loves. We have to find better ways to address bullying in schools, so that schools can be truly safe places for all students. http://revolutionarypaideia.wordpress.com

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