Yann Horowitz ‘PRIDE’ video was released for ‘International Coming Out Day’ today through Vans and Skateism and is of course an amazing watch. The fact Yann had to juggle complications of keeping himself ‘in the closet’ while trying to make it in skateboarding because he thought it might have affected his career, to then learning how to love himself and coming out about being a gay skateboarder in full pride further emphasises what a true inspiration he is on and off a board. Watch the film about this Buffalo Zoldier legend below! Great work to all involved in this one.
“After Yann Horowitz kissed his boyfriend in celebration of winning the Vans Park Series African Continental Championships in 2018, Yann’s fearless yet fabulous style became the talk of skateboarding. Yann realized his skating and sexual identity were becoming intertwined, and he had to ask himself, “Do I really want to be the ‘gay skateboarder’?” In the past five years, questions of sexuality and identity in our culture have come into the spotlight, and individuals like Yann have faced the complicated balancing act of being both an inspiration, and still holding on to who they are. In this short Coming Out Day documentary Skateism and Vans followed Yann back to his roots in South Africa, to find out more about where he came from and where he’s headed.”