USA Powerlifting has banned trans women from competing against other women, reported Outsports. The athletic association claims trans women hold...
“I guess [coming out publicly] seems like a weight off my shoulders. I’ve been playing a lot better than I’ve ever played before. I think I’m just enjoying myself and I’m happy.”
— Megan Rapinoe, a midfielder for the US women’s soccer team, who scored three goals on the way to the team’s gold medal. Rapinoe came out in the press before the start of the London Olympics. (Associated Press, Aug. 8)
“It’s an absurdly low number. Sports is still the final closet in society.”
— Jim Buzinski, founder of OutSports.com, on the low number of openly gay elite athletes. (Associated Press, Aug. 9)