LGBT group drops Martina Navratilova over transgender comments

LGBT group drops Martina Navratilova over transgender comments
 

Martina Navratilova has been removed as an ambassador by Athlete Ally, an organisation that supports LGBT athletes, following her comments on transgender inclusion.
The 18-time Grand Slam tennis singles champion referred to trans women as men who “decide to be female” in a newspaper column this week, adding that allowing them to compete with women who were assigned female at birth is “cheating and unfair”.
Her comments were heavily criticised and described as “disturbing, upsetting, and deeply transphobic” by rights group Trans Actual and now Athlete Ally, a US non-profit organisation that... read more

 
20 February 2019 in Sport, Views: 52
Source: Guardian
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