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Meghan Cortez-Fields

Trans swimmer Meghan Cortez-Fields breaks college record

Meghan Cortez-Fields has re-ignited the controversy over trans college swimmers after breaking a New Jersey college women’s record. The senior at New Jersey’s Ramapo College set the new record and took home first place in the 100-yard butterfly at a Pennsylvania meet last Saturday. Her record time of 57.22 was 0.68 seconds faster than the …

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ICC bans transgender women from international cricket

The governing body for international cricket, ICC, has banned most transgender women from international competition. The International Cricket Council (ICC) board announced the ruling this morning. It says “male-to-female participants who have undergone male puberty will not be able to compete in the international women’s game.” This rule is “irrespective of any surgical or gender …

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World Cup ‘open category’ for trans swimmers a big fail

World Aquatics concedes the World Cup ‘open category’ designed for trans swimmers failed to attract any entries on its first outing.  On Tuesday, World Aquatics, previously FINA, announced the cancellation of  ‘open category’ races at an event scheduled to take place Friday in Berlin.  As swimming’s governing body, FINA previously banned transgender competitors from major events …

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International Cycling Union bans transgender athletes

The International Cycling Union (UCI) yesterday banned female transgender athletes who transitioned after male puberty from competing in women’s races. International Cycling Union statement The UCI said in a statement that the rule change will take effect from Monday. The ruling prohibits female transgender athletes who transitioned after puberty from participating in women’s events on …

Adam Rippon and Lance Armstrong in red jumpsuits

Adam Rippon claps back at Lance Armstrong for transphobia

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong is letting loose on FOX’s new series Stars on Mars — and his castmates aren’t happy about it. The series brings together a group of notable celebrities including pop star Tinashe, UFC fighter Ronda Rousey, Modern Family’s Ariel Winter, openly gay ice skating Olympian Adam Rippon, and of course, disgraced former Tour de France record …

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Cricket Australia unveils new transgender inclusive policy

Cricket Australia has unveiled a new policy to welcome and affirm the rights of transgender and gender diverse players across the sport. The organisation’s new Elite Cricket Policy offers trans and gender diverse cricketers guidance “on how they can compete at the highest levels of the sport” in line with their gender identity. “A Player …