Brian Anderson

 brian anderson by jonathan mehring


The Year’s Most Courageous: Brian Anderson

from The Skateboard Mag #156, subscribe now.



This year, after twenty years as a professional skateboarder, Brian Anderson revealed that he is gay. Coming out can be an agonizing experience—the anxiety and fear traumatizes many—but for Brian Anderson, the first revered Pro to take this step, it was all love. What do you know—we are an inclusive community! Thanks to his courage, B.A. reaffirmed that we really are linked in a deep way that can't be intellectualized or sold, and we’re practicing what we preach.


Brian Anderson. NYC, New York. Photo: Jonathan Mehring