Another thing that happened back in March 2017 that contributed to my Peak Trans experience was the news that Laurel Hubbard, a male-born weightlifter in New Zealand, had ‘transitioned’ i.e. been on hormones for a few months and was allowed to compete in women’s weightlifting events which, being much stronger than any of the women who’d trained for years, he naturally won.
He even set a new record in “women’s” weightlifting.
Well done, Laurel!
This page is for links about male athletes who are now crushing the chances of young womens’ places in teams, medals and sports scholarships by being allowed to compete women’s events.
I trust the reason it is placed in the site category entitled ‘Erasure’ doesn’t need explaining.
All the illustrations on this page are by Sandy Manning. Follow her on Twitter @SandyDrawsBadly.
Selina Soule was forced to compete against boys in HS track. Join her in taking a stand.
- USA: Families sue to stop transgender girls competing in school sports Independent 13.02.20
Petition: Suspend the International Olympic Committee’s transgender policy
“The IOC require only that a transwoman has maintained a particular level of testosterone for 12 months in order to compete as a ‘self-identifying’ woman. This completely ignores the physical advantages in speed, height, stamina and strength that a male-born athlete will have.”
Please sign the petition here.
Martina Navratilova speaks truth to power. Sharron Davies too
It is no exaggeration to say that it takes real bravery for someone who is famous to speak out about any of the iniquitous nonsense peddled by the transgender lobby and that is what Martina Navratilova does in this recent article:
The rules on trans athletes reward cheats and punish the innocent Martina Navratilova 17.02.19
See also: Update on recent Transgender Debate Martina Navratilova 03.03.19
Unsurprisingly, being one of the greatest women athletes in history and having an impeccable record of standing for LGBT rights doesn’t give Martina a free pass when it comes to being targeted by that same lobby. Scroll down for links to some of the supportive articles she has generated as a result of speaking truth to power. More recent articles have focusing on our own Dame Kelly Holmes and Sharron Davies are added to the top of the list.
Dame Kelly Holmes is targeted by trans activists Mail 07.03.19
It’s unfair for transgender women to compete in women’s sport Piers Morgan 04.03.19
Sports stars weigh in on row over transgender athletes Guardian 03.03.19
Confronting a New Threat to Female Athletics Julian Vigo 27.02.19
In Defense of Women’s Sports Madeleine Kearns 27.02.19
Can transsexuals fairly compete against women and girls in sport? Transsexuals opposing self ID 25.02.19
Male bodies don’t belong in women’s sport Janice Turner The Times 23.02.19
Martina Navratilova dropped by LGBT group over ‘transphobic’ comments Sky News 20.02.19
In defence of Martina Navratilova Ella Whelan 21.02.19
Martina and the Level Playing Field Helen Saxby 18.02.19
Martina Navratilova blasts ‘cheating’ transgender women in sport The Sunday Times 17.02.19
What gives the trans lobby the right to chastise Martina Navratilova? Julie Bindel 23.12.19
Video: The Martina Navratilova ‘Transphobia’ Outrage Joe Rogan and Andy Stumpf
Is it fair to allow transwomen to compete in female sport?
Some fascinating data from 2016: Who would win if the best male high school athletes competed against the best female Olympians?
The website of US organisation, Save Women’s Sports, which seeks to “reserve biology-based eligibility standards for participation in female sports” can be seen here.
High School Girl Who Lost Race to Transgender Athletes Files Federal Complaint Daily Signal 18.06.19
16 year old Selina Soule Speaks Up: Connecticut State Championships and the Equality Act Velvet Chronicle 18.04.19
The TRUTH About Trans Sports Blaire White 11.05.19
Do Transgender Athletes Have an Unfair Advantage? Rationality Rules 15.06.19
South Park on the ball
News reports and features
I deserve a level playing field: A high-school athlete doesn’t want to compete against transgender girls New York Daily News 04.03.20
Women’s sport must be kept for athletes who are born as women and no one should ever be afraid to say so Rod Liddle Sunday Times 01.03.20
Transgender MMA Fighter Says Breaking Her Female Opponent’s Face Isn’t a Big Deal pluralist.com 21.01.20
Male Transjacking Will Ultimately End Women’s Sports Kaeley Triller Haver 04.12.19
Big Sky Conference names male runner ‘female athlete of the week,’ leaves out he’s transgender The College Fix 23.10.19
Let’s face it, women suck at sports Libby Emmons 19.10.19
‘Justice’ for trans athletes is unfair to girls like my daughter NY Post 13.10.19
THE FUTURE OF SPORT Transgender athletes – the controversy that could bring down women’s sport Laura Silverman 13.10.19
Too strong trans players in women’s rugby are driving referees away The Sunday Times 29.09.19
IOC delays new transgender guidelines after scientists fail to agree Guardian 24.09.19
We transwomen should compete only against men Debbie Hayton 03.09.19
Olympic star Mary Peters charges into trans athletes row The Sunday Times 01.09.19
Transgender row stoked by new findings The Times 29.08.19
Transgender policies could alter after hormone research The Times 23.08.19
Transgender rugby player playing with ‘a smile on my face’ BBC online 22.08.19
Trans player puts cricketers on the back foot The Sunday Times 18.08.19
ECB to review rules on transgender cricketers The Times 14.08.19
It’s women who will lose out if the male/female binary in sports disappears Courtney Tanner 26.07.19
The IOC and transgender participation: in their own words Antonia Lee 25.07.19
No. You may not take our sport. Ani O’Brien 27.06.19
‘Any transwoman who wins a race prevents a natural-born woman from doing so’ Telegraph 16.05.19
Girls and Women Deserve Single-Sex Sports National Review 03.05.19
Why I’m fighting to save women’s sport Beth Stelzer 25.04.19
40 transgender athletes volunteer for Brighton research Brighton & Hove News 05.04.19
Who Really Influenced the IOC? Helen Saxby 09.04.19
Sport’s transgender debate needs compromise not conflict Joanna Harper Guardian 01.04.19
Sportswomen’s Rights are Women’s Rights Helen Saxby 12.03.19
Trans Athletes: The Death Of Women’s Sports T-Nation 11.03.19
Sport can help to clarify the trans debate Hadley Freeman 06.03.19
Trans athletes make a mockery of women’s sports Meghan Murphy 05.03.19
Trans athletes are making a travesty of women’s sports Rich Lowry, NY Times 04.03.19
Tansgender sport: advantage upon advantage Dr Antonia Lee 25.02.19
The Hurdles of Genderless Track 01.03.19
Watch Selina Soule, a high school athlete cheated out of the chance of a college sports scholarship by two young men, try her best to make her point without saying anything that will get her chewed up and spat out by the transcult bullies. Interviewer Laura Ingraham has no time for that crap.
Fox News Video Student who lost track championship to transgender athletes speaks out 26.01.19
For older stories about Yearwood and Miller, go here.
Related piece: USA Powerlifting bans all trans women from competing as women Outsports.com 01.02.19
Of sport, sex and gender Dr Antonia Lee 10.01.19
Professor of physiology says transgender athletes have advantage in speed, power Olivia Caldwell 03.12.18
Harder, better, faster, stronger: why we must protect female sports Fond of Beetles 01.10.18
How the Transgender Movement is Destroying Women’s Sports Women are Human 25.06.18
In defence of women’s sports Daphna Whitmore 30.10.18
Transgender Guidelines: an attempt to ‘dead cat’ debate on gender Sports Integrity Initiative website 24.02.16
Do transgender athletes have an edge? I sure don’t. Joanna Harper
Male athletes in women’s sports
Rachel McKinnon Is a Cheat and a Bully Madeleine Kearns 29.10.19
Transgender cyclist Rachel McKinnon sprints away with 200m gold medal The Sunday Times 20.10.19
Sex and Sports Daniel A. Kaufman 22.10.18
Biological Male Wins World Championship Event in Women’s Cycling The Daily Signal 14.10.18
Going after Martina Navratilova is a bad move for the trans lobby Julie Bindel in The Spectator USA 23.12.18
Discplining Martina: Heretics and the Church of Transnormativity Jane Clare Jones 21.12.18
Laurel Hubbard’s injury delays debate over transgender athletes The Times 09.04.18
41-year-old New Zealander and millionaire’s son, Laurel Hubbard, is pictured below after winning a gold medal in a women’s weightlifting event at the Pacific Olympics. The silver and bronze medallists, Feagaiga Stowers and Iuniana Sipaia, are Samoan women. The name of the woman who came third but was placed fourth is Charisma Amoe Tarrant from Nauru. but competing for Australia. Tracey Lambrechs is the name of the woman whose place in the New Zealand team Hubbard stole.
Not a good look, New Zealand.
Tiny Samoa starts a big ripple for women in sports Daphna Whitmore 20.07.19
P.M. calls on Pacific Games Council to address transgender concerns Samoa Observer 18.07.19
Andraya Yearwood & Terry Miller
A right to compete? A gender critical response Ani O’Brien 03.12.19
WATCH: Two Transgenders Blow Out Girls In State Meet Daily Wire added 8.6.18
Transgender cyclist places first among women in Arizona race Washington Times
Toronto transgender woman represents Canada in dodgeball The Star 05.07.15
Eight of Iran’s women’s football team ‘are men’ The Telegraph
And, finally, what happens when a female athlete starts transitioning?
Transgender boy wins girls’ state wrestling title for second time New York Post 25.02.18