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Can a Trans Runner Like Me Compete Fairly?

Video    NYT Opinion    NYT    August 12, 2021

 

In the highly politicized debate

over whether transgender women should be allowed

to play women’s sports,

opinions tend to divide into two starkly opposing camps.

 

There are those people

— including lawmakers in dozens of states —

who argue that the integrity of girls’ and women’s sports

needs to be safeguarded

against people assigned male at birth

and the physical advantages they may possess.

 

The other side argues

that by the very fact of their gender transition,

trans girls and women have earned

the right to compete as their chosen gender.

 

But Andie Taylor,

a 48-year-old trans woman and competitive runner

who has much to gain or lose in this debate,

finds herself staking out a more nuanced position,

somewhere in the apolitical middle ground.

 

In the Opinion video above,

Ms. Taylor describes

how she is eager to compete among women

and yearns for inclusion —

but only if the scientific research unequivocally shows

that her years living as a male

did not give her an advantage.

 

There is little research

regarding the performance of transgender athletes,

in part because their numbers are so small.

 

Some evidence suggests

that trans women retain some athletic advantages

after a year of undergoing testosterone suppression.

Researchers have also found that those advantages,

with time, largely fall away.

 

As research advances,

Ms. Taylor is imploring all sides in the debate

to refrain from using the issue for political gain.

“I want to win,” she says, “but I only want to win if I know it’s fair.”

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpYhU4kR7TU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

transgender woman        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jan/30/
sophie-acclaimed-avant-pop-producer-dies-aged-34

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/video/2016/sep/20/
transparent-jill-soloway-transgender-politics-video

 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/nov/20/
partner-transgender-woman-found-dead-prison-law-change-vicky-thompson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA > transgender girls and women, female transgender        UK / USA

 

2022

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/oct/22/
chelsea-manning-leaked-military-documents-free-world-prison

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/10/04/
1126801351/trans-rights-transgender-inmates

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/jul/04/
the-extraordinary-life-of-april-ashley-review-the-trans-icon-steals-the-limelight-yet-again

 

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/jun/13/
how-we-met-i-noticed-she-was-transgender-and-remember-thinking-she-seemed-sweet-and-shy

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/06/07/
1103426872/justine-lindsay-first-openly-trans-nfl-cheerleader

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/03/03/
1084278181/transgender-girls-and-women-now-barred-from-female-sports-in-iowa

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jan/19/
april-ashley-obituary

 

 

 

 

2021

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/12/22/
1066554369/the-matrix-original-trans-fans-resurrections

 

Can a Trans Runner Like Me Compete Fairly? | NYT Opinion

Video        August 12, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpYhU4kR7TU
 

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/03/
1012666827/2021-miss-nevada-will-be-the-first-openly-transgender-miss-usa-contestant

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/21/
1008711240/new-zealand-weightlifter-will-be-the-first-openly-trans-competitor-at-the-olympi

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/11/
style/modern-love-transgender-he-made-affection-feel-simple.html

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/biden-transition-updates/2021/01/19/
958291157/in-historic-first-biden-to-nominate-transgender-doctor-as-assistant-health-secre

 

 

 

 

2020

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/12/28/
946850500/poetry-escapes-the-beauty-bind-in-wound-from-the-mouth-of-a-wound

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/15/
nyregion/brooklyn-black-trans-parade.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/26/
opinion/trans-femininity.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/16/
kansas-city-police-officers-alleged-assault-transgender-woman-missouri-video

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/12/
854946825/aimee-stephens-transgender-woman-at-center-of-major-civil-rights-case-dies-at-59

 

 

 

 

2019

 

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jun/27/
texas-trans-black-women-murders-reality

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/05/
709497510/her-aunt-let-her-be-herself-as-a-transgender-woman-she-still-had-to-play-the-gam

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/22/
obituaries/jackie-shane-dead.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/09/
683711899/two-woman-charged-in-alleged-attack-on-trans-woman-in-north-carolina-bar

 

 

 

 

2018

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2018/
nov/05/christine-hallquist-can-the-uss-first-transgender-nominee-for-governor-win-in-vermont

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/25/
upshot/what-being-transgender-looks-like-according-to-stock-photography.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/21/
658995191/in-she-wants-it-jill-soloway-gets-transparent-about-their-life-and-work

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/01/
641571680/transgender-killings-spur-calls-for-police-reform

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/16/
639147599/colorado-baker-sues-state-again-after-refusing-to-make-cake-for-transgender-woma

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/30/
623871694/2-transgender-veterans-find-courage-and-sisterhood-off-the-battlefield

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/
opinion/transgender-fertility-preservation.html

 

 

 

 

2017

 

https://www.npr.org/2017/11/19/
563032451/becoming-beyonc-on-stage-helped-one-trans-woman-come-into-her-own

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/15/
551151607/harvard-withdraws-fellowship-invitation-to-chelsea-manning

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/09/
well/mind/for-transgender-women-an-extra-dose-of-fear.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/nyregion/
forefront-pastors-father-became-a-woman.html

 

 

 

 

2016

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/10/
style/second-wachowski-sibling-comes-out-as-transgender-woman.html

 

 

 

 

2015

 

http://www.npr.org/2015/07/26/
426492744/transgender-women-face-inadequate-health-care-shocking-hiv-rates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gender identity > Transgender women

 

 

 

Transgender Fla. City Manager

Loses Job

 

March 24, 2007

Filed at 4:05 a.m. ET

The New York Times

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

LARGO, Fla. (AP) -- City commissioners early Saturday finalized the firing of a city manager who is seeking a sex-change operation, despite pleas from dozens of impassioned supporters to save his job.

After a six-hour hearing, the commissioners decided to fire 48-year-old Steve Stanton after his announcement that he planned a new life as a woman. The move came after the commission voted 5-2 last month to suspend him with pay.

Commissioners contended Stanton was being fired because they lost confidence in him, not because he wants to be a woman.

''I think we're pretty well convinced,'' Commissioner Gay Gentry said. ''You have to believe us, you have to trust us, it is not about transgenderism.''

Stanton, 48, triggered the debate in the city of 76,000 west of Tampa last month when he announced his plans at a news conference. Commissioners said Stanton's announcement caused turmoil and work disruption in the city. His contract says he can be fired without cause at any time.

Stanton has not decided if he will sue over the firing.

''I was optimistic, but I knew it would be very difficult to slow down the train,'' he said following the hearing.

Stanton had asked commissioners to give city employees and the community ''an opportunity to show they can embrace a transgender city manager because that person is competent based on their skills, knowledge and education.''

Most of more than 70 other speakers -- including gay and lesbian activists and transgender people -- spoke passionately in favor of Stanton.

''I don't want the city of Largo to be the poster child for bigotry and discrimination,'' resident Mary Jensen told commissioners.

But others said Stanton bullied city employees, and the publicity generated by his announcement has cast the city in a negative light.

''This little thing has made Largo the laughingstock of the whole country,'' resident Jimmy Dean told commissioners. ''It's a disgrace.''

The city commission had given Stanton generally good reviews and a hefty raise last year for his management of the city's $130 million budget and roughly 1,200 employees. But since commissioners put Stanton on leave, some have criticized him for hard-nosed treatment of employees.

Stanton planned to change his name legally in August and begin living as a woman before having gender reassignment surgery in summer 2008.

He drafted an eight-page transition plan to prepare his employees and pursue the sex-change operation. He planned to announce the change this summer. But a St. Petersburg Times reporter learned his secret and he was forced to come out at a City Hall press conference on Feb. 21.

 

(Corrects terms of Stanton's suspension.

He was suspended last month with pay.)

Transgender Fla. City Manager Loses Job,
NYT,
24.3.2007,
http://www.nytimes.com/
aponline/us/AP-Official-Sex-Change.html - broken link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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