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A Wrestler Breaks Free

Sam Khandaghabadi, founder of Oakland’s wildly popular underground wrestling show Hoodslam, made the decision in 2018 to come out as a trans woman, transitioning both inside of the ring and out. Not only was Sam able to discover a more comfortable sense of self, she's created an inclusive safe space in the male-dominated sport for queer wrestlers with events like "Femmed Out”, drag night and others like it. “

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