Thursday, January 28, 2016

transgender policy...


I cannot tell you how happy I am about the Olympics changing their official policy regarding transgender athletes. Transgender athletes are now able to compete in their gender’s events without having gender reassignment surgery, but only need one year of hormone therapy. They also can self declare their gender, no longer needing a legal document. The organization sighted expenses as part of the reason for the change because many transgender people cannot afford the surgery. They also mentioned that not everyone wants the surgery and that genitalia doesn’t affect performance. I am blown away by the progressiveness.

This is incredible progress on the equality front taken by an organization that is looked to for leadership. The world is watching. Grow world grow.

I have more to say, but you will have to come back tomorrow. xh

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