Thursday, January 17, 2019

This Is Something We Have To Watch Out For

Here in Connecticut there have been articles in local papers about this, banning trans athletes.
Bill would void South Dakota transgender athletes policy
January 14, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota lawmakers are set to debate a bill that would void an activities association policy allowing transgender students to request to play on the athletic team that matches their gender identity.

The legislation introduced Monday would require a student's sex be determined by their birth certificate or a South Dakota High School Activities Association physical exam form.

Republican Sen. Jim Bolin, the sponsor, says the legislation is "all about fair competition."
Here in Connecticut last year there were two trans took part in high school track and field events and won. The Hartford Courant reported,
The success of transgender female athletes participating in high school track and field events has parents, athletes and coaches in some communities calling for a change in the current rules, as they question a possible competitive advantage.
“I think it’s unfair to the girls who work really hard to do well and qualify for Opens and New Englands,” said Glastonbury sophomore sprinter Selina Soule, who finished sixth in the 100-meter State Open final Monday. “These girls, they’re just coming in and beating everyone. I have no problem with them wanting to be a girl.”
You know that there are probably at least a dozen trans student athletes who don’t win but they are ignored and the focus is on those that did win. If we have such an unfair advantage then they all should be winning.

There are reports that the parents are looking for a friendly legislator to introduce a bill here in Connecticut

There is going to be a national march for trans rights this spring.
Inaugural transgender march comes to DC in April
By The Associated Press
January 16th 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Members of the transgender and gender non-conforming communities will take a major stand against hate and discrimination when they rally in the nation's capital for the first ever National Trans Visibility March (NTVM) on Washington, D.C., Monday, April 1st.

Transgender individuals from major metropolitan cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Memphis, New York and San Francisco will come together with their allies calling for equal rights, physical safety and demanding the transgender communities be officially and federally recognized across every state department within this great nation.

The march is part of a two-day event which will kick off paying homage to transgender individuals with the Torch Awards on Sunday, March 31st immediately followed by a Trans Visibility Ball.
Okay this is first time that I heard about this, has anyone else heard anything about this? I never heard of the Torch Awards nor the Trans Visibility Ball, does anyone know anything about who is sponsoring these events?

No comments:

Post a Comment