September 28, 2021

‘That’s a Dude’: UFC’s ‘Suga’ Sean O’Malley Pushes Back on Allowing Trans Fighters in MMA

UFC star “Suga” Sean O’Malley criticized the practice of allowing men who “identify” as women to compete against female fighters. He was specifically referring to transgender fighter Alana McLaughlin’s victory over Celine Provost earlier this month. “I don’t think that’s okay,” O’Malley said during an episode of his podcast. “I just don’t think that’s okay…

Olympic Medical and Science Official Insists ‘Everyone Agrees’ Trans Women Are Real Women

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical and Science Director Dr. Richard Budgett recently claimed that the science is settled and “everyone agrees that trans women are women” as he praised New Zealand trans weightlifter Laurel Hubbard. Budgett spoke about Hubbard at a press conference on Friday and hailed Hubbard for exhibiting “courage and tenacity.” Hubbard is…

IOC Clears Trans Weightlifter to Compete in Olympics

Alex Pantling/Getty Images The International Olympic Committee (IOC) cleared the way Saturday for New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, a man competing as a woman, to participate in the Tokyo Olympics. Hubbard will be the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympic games. “The rules for qualification have been established by the International Weightlifting Federation…

VA School District to Appeal Ruling Reinstating Gym Coach Who Refused to Use Trans Pronouns

The Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) plans to appeal a judge’s reinstatement of a high school gym coach who refused to address trans students by their preferred pronouns. The Virginia school district put gym teacher Byron “Tanner” Cross on leave after he cited his Christian faith in opposition to the proposed Policy 8040, which would…

Report: Athletes Told to ‘Be Quiet’ About Trans Weightlifter Ahead of Olympic Qualification

A former Olympic weightlifter claims that female athletes are being told to “be quiet” about transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard ahead of his Olympic debut. Hubbard is a 43-year-old biological male competing as a woman. Should Hubbard pass the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) fitness and performance standards, he would become the first trans athlete to compete…

What’s Actually in the Trans Pacific Partnership?

On November 5, the White House released the text of the 5,544 page Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) that President Obama had just finished negotiating under the FastTrack authority that Congress gave him. That trade pact can no longer be amended. The up-or-down votes in the House and Senate will take place as early as January […]

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