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These wrestlers want to prove wrestling isn't just drag for straight people

Fist Club is a pro-wrestling organisation with LGBTQ acceptance at its forefront.

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I've never thought of pro-wrestling as drag for straight people before, but now I can't really get that connection out of my head. The pageantry, the personas, the grandiose performances, it all makes so much sense now.

The wrestling promotion that also can't quite get that comparison out of their heads is Fist Club, an organisation that wants to promote LGBTQ+ wrestlers and the sport to the community. Based in North London, they recently held a sold-out show, featuring characters like a lookalike Tina Turner.

"For me, It's all about the queer joy," one of the founders told Reuters. "Nothing gives me the same queer joy as Fist Club."

It's not all about LGBTQ gimmicks, though, and instead Fist Club focuses on getting more trans and queer people into pro-wrestling by allowing them to feel welcome in what is usually a very straight-dominated space.

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These wrestlers want to prove wrestling isn't just drag for straight people


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