LGBTQ+ Love Note: A Conversation With Elissa Steamer | Jeff Grosso’s Loveletters to Skateboarding

Grosso catches up with skate pioneer, Elissa Steamer, to talk about queerness in skateboarding and the hardships of communicating identity within the skate community. Hint: language is everything!

Vans is thankful to everyone who shared their story, strengthening the community of skateboarding. If you are a person in crisis or in need of a safe and judgement free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.

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LGBTQ+ Love Note: A Conversation With Cher Strauberry | Jeff Grosso’s Loveletters to Skateboarding

This was the last interview Grosso did for the Loveletters to Skateboarding series. He and Cher exchange emotional stories about life, love, skateboarding and the LGBTQ+ scene.

Vans is thankful to everyone who shared their story, strengthening the community of skateboarding. If you are a person in crisis or in need of a safe and judgement free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.

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Loveletter To LGBTQ+ | Jeff Grosso’s Loveletters to Skateboarding | VANS

Vans’ Loveletters To LGBTQ+ was filmed earlier this year, before the passing of legendary skater and host Jeff Grosso, who was a champion for inclusive skateboarding. We believe this message of unity and equality must be told, and that all voices of the LGBTQ+ community deserve to be heard. Grounded in the brand values of inclusivity and being open to everyone, Vans believes this unifying message must be told, and stands in support of the LGBTQ+ Skate Community as we continue to drive positive change. – Vans

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Steve Van Doren’s Love Letter to Jeff Grosso | VANS

The collective skateboard world mourns the loss of our dear friend, Jeff Grosso. Our thoughts are with his family during this time.

“To say Jeff’s impact on Vans, our people and skateboarding was unparalleled, would be an underestimation of how much of a role he played in the lives of us all. From curating content that highlighted the global skate community, to his unique and raw commentary of the skate industry, and mentoring up-and-coming athletes – there was nothing that Jeff wouldn’t do to uplift skateboarding and the people around it. Jeff Grosso is the epitome of skateboarding”. — Steve Van Doren

Jeff Grosso 1968-2020 and forever.

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Loveletters Season 10: Canada | Jeff Grosso’s Loveletters to Skateboarding | VANS

Canada has a long and deep skate history. From Montreal to Vancouver skaters have been ripping up north since the beginning of time. This episode is NOT a history of the Canadian skate scene! This is a Loveletter to some of the many great Canadians who have killed it from the 70s to today. Watch this and then put your phone down and take a trip to Canada.

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