In a huge leap forwards for trans rights, Argentinian soccer player, Mara Gomez, has become the first transgender woman to play the sport professionally.
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The subject of trans athletes has long been a controversial one.
While many believe those born in the wrong body should be able to compete professionally, others fear an unfair advantage.
@DonaldJTrumpJr It’s going to ruin women’s sports. Sad. Maybe they need a transgender only competition. It’s not… https://t.co/qELyeZjGtO— lisa smith (@lisa smith)1571689188.0
Remember when Veronica Ivy won the world title in cycling?
The reactions online were nothing short of terrifying.
If you aren’t furious about this, you should be. This person, born a male, plainly had an unfair advantage. It is a… https://t.co/Lp6lmHro1o— Paul Embery (@Paul Embery)1571573617.0
It's also worth noting that many who have objections to trans athletes are simply poorly educated.
There are (and remain) rules in place to keep every sport as fair as possible.
Pssst. I was competing prior to the IOC's 2015 update to their trans policy. I met the older, more restrictive 200… https://t.co/sXnnRysgkL— Her Thighness (@Her Thighness)1571725933.0
And how about this?
Being compassionate is easy, free, and makes the world a better place - for everybody.
@DonaldJTrumpJr Grow up. Decency matters. Accept someone for who they are.— Ben Fletcher (@Ben Fletcher)1571676847.0