'Cheer''s Jerry Harris Is The Gay Black Icon We Need In 2020

Jerry Harris Netflix Cheer

'Cheer''s Jerry Harris Is The Gay Black Icon We Need In 2020

The cheerleader is now a breakout star.

Published February 5th

Written by Tira Urquhart

If you don't know Jerry Harris from the new Netflix docuseries, CHEER, you need to!

The breakout star of the hit Netflix documentary won over viewers with his positive personality and pretty much everyone who has become obsessed with the behind-the-scenes look at the Navarro College cheer squad, led by Monica Aldama ends up also professing their love for Jerry.

Jerry is the son of a single mother, who sadly died of cancer when he was still in high school, but his story of resilience and infectious joy has helped him become a top Cheer-lebrity.

Jerry has a smile that will light up a room and the best “Mat-talks” with his teammates that encourage them to win. 

The star stunter is gearing up for the biggest competition of the year, Daytona, where he trying to secure a place on the mat for nationals. Despite all that Jerry has been through, he is still a ray of light. 

Take a look below at 9 reasons why Jerry is an inspiration to all of us!


  1. His positive energy will light up any room!
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    Pure happiness🥰

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  2. He Is The Biggest Team Player Of Them All with his top tier "Mat-Talk."
  3. Best believe, he Always Has His Game Face On...
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  4. ICYMI: His dress game is always on point.
  5. 1st place Winner...should we say any more???
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    See y’all at NCA!!!🚾🖤💙

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  6. That smile is Electric!
  7. He is a mentor to the next generation of Cheerleaders.
  8. He's Overcome some serious Obstacles, And his talent speaks for itself.
  9. Last but not least, the swag...

(Photo: Manny Carabel/Getty Images)


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