Cheer Canada and, we trust, all of our members aspire to create a safe space for all cheerleaders to feel safe and supported, regardless of sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, socio-economic status, age, physical ability, religious belief, political belief, and/or other ideologies. However, we know that there are some of you out there who feel the pressure to fit in, to be ‘like’ your peers, and to suppress all that you are and feel, that some of you struggle to ‘define’ yourself. We want you to know that we see you, we know that you are a part of our cheer community, and we want you to know that we love and accept you. We recognize that is our responsibility to create a space for you, our beloved athletes and coaches, to feel welcome, supported, and to feel that you can express yourselves and your identity without fear. We are PROUD but cognizant we are still on a path to inclusion.