All the boldface is my own. The first evidence of this new policy in action was published last year in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Four female athletes, ages 18 to 21, all from developing countries, were investigated… Continue Reading
Canada’s Olympics ad points out the obvious:
8/20 UPDATE: “The storm of emotions going through us was incredible. And if we, accidentally, while congratulating each other, touched lips, excuse me. We think the whole fuss is more of a sick fantasy not grounded in anything.” — Russian… Continue Reading
It’s an interesting clip, but this story by Matt Tullis – the story of the intersex Olympian – is ever better, detailing, sympathetically, some of what she and her fans experienced as a result of her autopsy and revelation. Stella… Continue Reading
There have been some interesting articles turning up some interesting facts in light of Jason Collins coming out. For starters, he wasn’t the first. Glenn Burke was: Burke made no secret of his sexual orientation to the Dodgers front office,… Continue Reading
California has just made it possible for trans college students to play as the gender they are instead of as the gender they were declared at birth. It’s a good move, although it’s bound to come with complications.
It shouldn’t be a big deal, but it is, because the machismo of professional sports keeps so many of these guys in the closet. Not anymore: Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards just came out, and I expect a lot… Continue Reading
The Onion has saved me from having to say: fuck CNN & their coverage of the Steubenville verdict. (But do sign the petition, which has now collected 200k signatures, and which demands an apology for their rapist-sympathetic coverage.) College Basketball… Continue Reading
Wow, this is huge news. Since Caster Semenya’s case first hit the headlines – which it never should have done for the sake of her privacy – there’s been a lot of speculation about women and competition. That is, there… Continue Reading
I’ve been a self-proclaimed feminist for 20 years now, and it took me a very, very long while to realize that Title IX was not ONLY about sports. It states: No person in the United States shall, on the basis… Continue Reading
45 out of 48 counts, too.
I have to say that this is kind of amazing: Sports Illustrated has taken on the topic of trans athletes. For transgender men and women, the physiological traits that distinguish them as male or female don’t conform to how they… Continue Reading
I’m watching tonight with a fellow NYer and dedicated Giants fan, once again, of course, to stand in for my dad, who was a huge fan. So: GO GIANTS! Of course no matter who wins, it will be a blue… Continue Reading
… Football season, that is. For those of you who don’t live in Wisconsin or in some other place where football is de rigeur, I’m not sure you can understand exactly how awesome a beast football fandom is. I manged… Continue Reading
The NY Times did a story on NY transgender triathlete Chris Mosier, and Mosier followed up with his own article and commentary after the race.
What an amazing story: a Brazilian volleyball player was heckled with the chant “faggot” during an uber-important match and was shaken by the incident. He came out – acknowledging that he was gay, & that everyone knew it – and… Continue Reading
Surprisingly sympathetic, no?
I’ve known other (trans) women in roller derbies before, but I’m happy to see an official policy by a women’s organization siding in favor of inclusion. Bethany Johnson said: “We’ve yet to send out a formal press release regarding this,… Continue Reading
Because I live in Wisconsin where football – or at least Packers – is a state religion, I’ve been poking around the edges of the thing because I don’t get it, and I’m absolutely sure it’s not because I mind… Continue Reading