Wrestlers Who Are Openly LGBTQ

When Toni Storm was chosen to host a takeover of NXT’s Instagram Stories during Pride Month of 2021, there were some who assumed it was because she was just a staunch ally of the LGBTQ+ community. In her introductory video (shared by NXT’s Twitter, as Instagram Stories are ephemeral), she came out in a rainbow hat and declared that she, too, is a letter in the QUILTBAG. (For those unfamiliar with this acronym, it’s meant to be a more inclusive — not to mention, fun to say — alternative to LGBTQ, with Bustle explaining that it stands for queer/questioning, undecided, intersex, lesbian, trans, bisexual, asexual, gay/genderqueer.) As Storm told the Instagram audience, “I can’t exactly say that I’m straight. I’m bi, and it feels good to say it.”

Not only did NXT Twitter say “Thank you for sharing this with us, Toni Storm. We couldn’t be more proud,” but she got a shout-out from Triple H, as well. The Game tweeted after the big announcement that he’s “Proud of Toni Storm today and everyday.” 

Despite all the apparent love from the company, however, Storm would part ways with WWE some 6 months later. Once her 90-day no-compete clause was up, though, she was right back in the ring with AEW and her new company seems to be pretty proud of her, too.

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