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Ace Thompson, left, clicks heels with Tula Honkala as they roller skate at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21.
(Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)

'Solidarity Skateboards' collective challenges Baltimore's white, male world | PHOTOS

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The Solidarity Skateboards skate company focuses on uplifting queer, and specifically Black trans people, in the skating community traditionally dominated by white, cisgendered, heterosexual men.
(Ulysses Muñoz)
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Ace Thompson, left, clicks heels with Tula Honkala as they roller skate at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21.
Ace Thompson, left, clicks heels with Tula Honkala as they roller skate at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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Akiko Scott prepares to skate down a ramp at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21.
Akiko Scott prepares to skate down a ramp at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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From left, Tula Honkala, Akiko Scott, Ace Thompson and Proxy sit together on the rim of a bowl at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21.
From left, Tula Honkala, Akiko Scott, Ace Thompson and Proxy sit together on the rim of a bowl at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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From left, Tula Honkala, Akiko Scott, Ace Thompson and Proxy sit together on the rim of a bowl that reads Black Lives Matter at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21.
From left, Tula Honkala, Akiko Scott, Ace Thompson and Proxy sit together on the rim of a bowl that reads Black Lives Matter at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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Tula Honkala roller skates along the walls of a bowl at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21.
Tula Honkala roller skates along the walls of a bowl at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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Akiko Scott lands a jump on the Trans Rights ramp at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21.
Akiko Scott lands a jump on the Trans Rights ramp at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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Proxy, wearing a Black trans lives matter mask, stands for a portrait at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21.
Proxy, wearing a Black trans lives matter mask, stands for a portrait at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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Tula Honkala roller skates up a ramp at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21.
Tula Honkala roller skates up a ramp at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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Akiko Scott and Proxy compare nails in between skate sessions at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21.
Akiko Scott and Proxy compare nails in between skate sessions at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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Proxy skates along a ramp at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21.
Proxy skates along a ramp at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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Proxy, right, stops to give Tula Honkala a hug on her way out of the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21.
Proxy, right, stops to give Tula Honkala a hug on her way out of the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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Akiko Scott skates up a ramp at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21.
Akiko Scott skates up a ramp at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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A piece of graffiti that reads "Tell your friends you love them" is spray painted on a wall at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21.
A piece of graffiti that reads "Tell your friends you love them" is spray painted on a wall at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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Ace Thompson, left, and Tula Honkala hold hands as they roller skate at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21.
Ace Thompson, left, and Tula Honkala hold hands as they roller skate at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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Proxy, holding her skateboard, sits for a portrait in the birdbath bowl at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21.
Proxy, holding her skateboard, sits for a portrait in the birdbath bowl at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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