MATES OF SKATE

Meet Hillary Thompson, The World’s First Transsexual Skateboarder

Chris Nieratko from King Shit magazine tracked down transsexual skater Hillary Thompson to talk about transitioning, bisexuality, and the challenges of female skateboarding. Some of Nieratko’s presumptions make us cringe—like when he asks Thompson about her genitalia and repeatedly mentions the word “tranny” in his print interview. But it’s at least refreshing to hear about queer diversity the skate world. Hopefully Thompson’s interview will get other skate fans thinking about trans-athletes and trans-issues in a progressive and more accepting way.