First openly-trans NFL cheerleader

Carolina Panthers hire first transgender female NFL cheerleader.

Justine Simone Lindsay, 29, declared she was trans and joined the Panthers' Topcats cheering group in March.

"Cats Out the Bag, you're looking at the first Transgender female TopCats cheerleader," Lindsay wrote.

"Thank you to the gorgeous and talented dancers who supported me, TopCats alumni, family, and friends."

Lindsay acknowledged her transsexual status on her application but only to her family.

“My aim is to develop a team of amazing human beings in the locker room, excellent friends, and good people,” Lanouette added.

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