Trans derby girl featured in Pet Shop Boys video

Forget about perennial gay favourite Personal Best; there’s a new counterpart for the upcoming London Olympics that will have queers cheering.

The Pet Shop Boys’ new video for their single “Winner” features real-life transgender roller girl Dirty Diana. The song is true to PSB’s poppy roots and is sure to become an anthem for queers competing in the 30th Summer Games.

The video takes on a documentary feel, and Diana’s roller derby wife, Sharon Scott, says, “I want to help her grow into herself a little more while she’s playing roller derby and help her gain more confidence so she can develop into the woman she’s meant to be.”

Now if only we can push for roller derby to be included in the next Summer Olympics. Watch the inspiring video below.

Algonquin College journalism grad. Podcaster @qqcpod.

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