The Los Angeles Rams are back in the playoffs this year as they host the Arizona Cardinals in the final game of the NFL's Wildcard Weekend. Saturday night, the New England Patriots and out cheerleaders Driss Dallahi, Steven Sonntag, and Parker West took on the Buffalo Bills. The Pats lost in one of the colder games in playoff history, but there's still more LGBTQ+ representation to come in tonight's game with out Rams cheerleaders Napoleon Jinnies and Quinton Peron.
Jinnies and Peron made history in 2019 when they became the first male cheerleaders in the National Football League's history to cheer at the Super Bowl. Perhaps even more significant, however, was the fact that both did so as openly gay men, having cheered on the Rams all the way to the Super Bowl in their very first season with the team!
\u201cStill can\u2019t belive I\u2019m one of the first males in history to be a pro NFL cheerleader! Everyone\u2019s support and love has been insane! \ud83d\ude2d thank you and GO RAMS! @RamsNFL @LARamsCheer #LARams\u201d
Jinnies, a native of Santa Barbara, is now in his third season with the Rams, and when he's not cheering on the team to victory, he works as a dancer, blogger, beauty expert, and digital content creator.