Our Six Cents: Why BA’s Coming Out Matters

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If you follow skateboarding with even the most passing of interests, you probably caught Reda’s recent documentary ‘Brian Anderson on Being a Gay Professional Skateboarder’. Even if you don’t particularly follow skateboarding, news of BA’s coming out has clearly transcended the boundaries of the industry with news outlets such as The Guardian, Rolling Stone and the NY Times all reporting on the recent events. Considering the depth of passion that skateboarders have for their culture, the importance and increasing prominence of the LGBTQIA movement, and also the radness of BA and his stellar career, it’s no surprise that the documentary (which you can peep below, for context) has sparked important conversations in skateparks, and skateshops across the globe.  It’s no different for us here at THE6BY6, so we’ve decided to throw our six cents out there and reflect on the many reasons why Brian Anderson’s coming out is important for the culture, industry and future of skateboarding. 

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6 TRICKS: Marv

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Jam- The Pain- Marv- Martin. A small man of many names, who loves but a few things; his shit car and his skateboard chief among them. Thankfully, he likes us enough to provide us with a gem of a ‘6 Tricks’ edit. Check it out below!

6 Tricks: Carl Stevenson & Tom Youell

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In our latest 6 Tricks video feature, DSP Locals Carl and Tom prove that friends who skate together, stay together. Check out 6 of their friendliest friend tricks below:

6 Questions With The ‘X-Rated Collection’ – Aficionados of Vintage Porn

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The X-Rated Collection are self-confessed purveyors of original x-rated movie posters of the 60’s and 70’s. Their extensive, ever-growing collection is both an archive of our sordid past, a nostalgic remembrance of the ‘golden age’ of pornography, and a means of appreciating the brilliance of (often uncredited) illustrators, designers and photographers who produced these posters.

Hot Spots: Southbank and the Undercroft

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Nostalgia Ultra: 6 Timeless Joy Division Cuts (A Tribute Ahead Of Peter Hook’s Performance Of Their Complete Works)

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Nostalgia Ultra: Lost Gems from Channel U – 6 Classic Grime Music Videos

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6 Degrees of (DOOMed) Separation (iii)

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6 Degrees of (DOOMed) separation

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