In Australia and New Zealand, trans women can play rugby on women’s teams, and the same goes for trans men who can join men’s teams, but World Rugby now wants to ban trans women all around the world from playing with other women by enforcing an anti-trans policy.
Idaho Governor Brad Little recently signed into law HB500, a law that prevents transgender female student-athletes from playing the sport they love on a team that matches their gender. The ban will come into effect on July 1, 2020.
Last year the U.S. women’s national soccer team (USWNT) embarked on a battle for equal pay.
Katie Sowers made history by becoming the first lesbian coach of an NFL team, the San Francisco 49ers. Recently, she made history again by becoming the first female coach to train a team that qualified for Super Ball.
But beyond sport, Katie Sowers has a big heart too.
100 LGBTQ athletes, a record, were pleased to have qualified for the Summer Olympics, which are only held every four years. They were expected in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, from July 24 to August 9, 2020, ready to represent their country and our community; ready to surpass themselves in their quest for a medal. But all that has changed with the coronavirus outbreak.
Over 100 LGBTQ athletes are expected to compete in the Tokyo Olympics this summer, even if of course we still don’t know if the Olympics will take place because of the coronavirus. They are scheduled to start on July 24, 2020, and are due to end on August 9.
Even while on vacation with her girlfriend, April Hunter, a 24-year-old lesbian boxer, did not hesitate to stand up for LGBTQ rights by condemning the law that criminalizes same-sex relationships in the Maldives.
Season 2 of “THE SHOP: UNINTERRUPTED” started on February 7, 2020 with the participation of two lesbians that we know well: Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird.
Two years ago Katie Sowers became the second woman, after Kathryn Smith of the Buffalo Bills, and the first lesbian coach in the National Football League (NFL). She joined the San Francisco 49ers as an assistant coach.
Until now, BMX Freestyle hasn’t been part of the Summer Olympics, but this will change as BMX Freestyle competitions will be part of the 2020 Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo next summer.
Freestyle BMX rider Chelsea Wolfe started the year with one goal in mind: to get a ticket to represent her country and our community at the Tokyo Games.
She could make history by becoming the very first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympic Games.