Yann Horowitz Pride

‘Pride’ New Vans X Yann Horowitz Edit Combining Skating & Sexuality

To celebrate Coming Out Day 2020, Vans x Yann Horowitz have released an edit showcasing some gnarly shredding while exploring sexuality in skateboarding through Yann’s experiences.

Press Release:
PRIDE – YANN HOROWITZ
A new Vans Europe skateboarding edit

Vans Europe presents Pride, a new short Coming Out Day documentary following South African skater, Yann Horowitz.

After Yann kissed his boyfriend in celebration of winning the Vans Park Series African Continental Championships in 2018, his fearless yet fabulous style became the talk of skateboarding. Yann realised his skating and sexual identity were becoming intertwined and he had to ask himself, “Do I really want to be the ‘gay skateboarder’?”

In the past five years, questions of sexuality and identity in our culture have come into the spotlight, and individuals like Yann have faced the complicated balancing act of being both an inspiration, and still holding on to who they are. In this short Coming Out Day documentary, Vans and Skateism followed Yann back to his roots in South Africa, to find out more about where he came from and where he’s headed.

Pride is available to watch now.
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Directed By
Sam McGuire
Robin Pailler

Filmed and Edited By
Robin Pailler

Photos
Sam McGuire

Skate Footage & Additional Editing
Joubert Van Staden

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