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Football Hall of Famer Ron Mix auctioned Super Bowl tickets for trans equality

Ron Mix wanted to do something in response to the proposed ban on trans military members serving as their gender.

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Ron Mix is a celebrated former member of the Los Angeles Chargers.
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Ron Mix, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, auctioned two tickets to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, in hopes of benefitting two LGBTQ organizations to support trans inclusion and equality.

He talked with the Daily Beast:

“When I saw the White House ban on transgender people serving in the military, it was just shocking—and it was so wrong,” said Mix, adding that he has also recently learned about “the horrific homelessness rate of gay and transgender youth.”

“This should really just shock the conscience of America,” Mix told The Daily Beast.

Transgender military service members were banned from service until the final year of the Obama Administration. The White House’s new proposed policy again bans trans military service members from serving as a gender other than their sex assigned at birth.

According to TransLifelife, the seats are in the 200-level around one of the 20 yard lines.

The auction is closed, but there is no indication of the amount of the winning bid.

Ron Mix played for the Los Angeles Chargers, who became the San Diego Chargers, and then the Oakland Raiders over the span of about a decade. We was an eight-time AFL All-Star.