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Transgender Males Take 1st & 2nd Place In Cycling Race, Kiss On Podium Next To Third Place Biological Female

Transgender Males Take 1st & 2nd Place In Cycling Race, Kiss On Podium Next To Third Place Biological Female

Share Tweet Pin It Share Email Print Two biological males who identify as female, Emily Bridges and Lily Chant, placed 1st and 2nd in the…

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Two biological males who identify as female, Emily Bridges and Lily Chant, placed 1st and 2nd in the open women’s category at London’s ThunderCrit cycling event on June 2.A viral photo of the podium shows the two men holding their awards and kissing each other while biological woman Jo Smith, the third-place finisher, stands next to them with her daughter in her arms. Source: Aja02537920 Twitter ThunderCrit re-formatted it’s race categories in 2021 to be more inclusive of “non-binary competitors.” Their self-proclaimed goal in creating open categories was “to celebrate the differences between riders but offer a level playing field in terms of competition.”They removed gender based names for the categories, calling the men’s race “Thunder” and the women’s race “Lightning.”“We took the decision last year to create a more gender-neutral categorization system that allowed trans and gender-nonconforming athletes, who often feel that there is no safe space for them in the sport, to be embraced and made to feel welcome,” the ThunderCrit website explains. Source: ThunderCrit Instagram According to ThunderCrit’s website , the criteria for entering the Lightning category are: “Cis-women, Non-binary people whose physical performance aligns with cis-women, Trans men and women whose physical performance aligns most closely with cis-women.”However the website notes that “Cis-people cannot choose their racing category. Cis-men will race in the Thunder category, cis-women will race in the Lightning category.” So, on some level the race organizers realize that letting […]

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