Trans athletes make great gains, yet resentment still flares

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Across the U.S. and in many places abroad, transgender athletes are breaking barriers in high school, college and pro sports and being embraced by teammates and fans. But resentments can still flare when transgender women start winning and dominating their sport.

Exhibit A is a recent public exchange involving tennis great Martina Navratilova, who came out as a lesbian in 1981 and is a longtime gay-rights activist. She now stands accused of being “transphobic” after asserting that many transgender women — even if they’ve undergone hormone treatment — have an unfair advantage over other female competitors.

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Minnesota Vikings to host LBGTQ summit and fundraiser

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Retired Olympian Greg Louganis will be a featured speaker at the Minnesota Vikings’ first LGBT summit. Washington Blade photo by Michael Key.

The Minnesota Vikings are hosting an LGBTQ summit and fundraiser featuring speakers such as retired Olympian Greg Louganis and former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe.

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ESPN’s “Body Issue” to include first transgender athlete

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ChrisMosier_MugNew York (AP) – Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, 12-time NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade and NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta will be featured in ESPN The Magazine’s eighth annual “Body Issue.”

Other athletes photographed include NFL stars Antonio Brown and Vince Wilfork, UFC champion Conor McGregor, WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne, swimmer Nathan Adrian, beach volleyball Olympian April Ross, soccer player Christen Press, wrestler Adeline Gray, boxer Claressa Shields, and retired diver Greg Louganis. Duathlete Chris Mosier is the first transgender athlete to appear in the issue.

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