Blair Hamilton used to play in a men's team but says she says the fact she was born a man gives her no advantage on the pitch. Today she is playing outfield for Stonehaven Ladies FC. But 6ft Blair, who is allowed to compete with and against women by the Scottish Football Association, insists the fact she was born a man gives her no advantage on the pitch.
Updated September 10, Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey has withdrawn from the AFLW draft, accusing the AFL of treating her poorly and putting its "corporate image" above all other considerations. But in a Twitter post Mouncey said she had decided to withdraw from the draft, despite meeting the league's medical conditions.
By Lucy Crossley. Banned: Transgender footballer, Aeris Houlihan, 32, has been banned from playing for her local women's team by the FA. A transgender footballer has been banned from playing for her local women's team until two years after her gender reassignment operation.
CNN Late on a night out in the English city of Leeds, Verity Smith, unsteady on foot and unsure in mind, calls her best friend from a bar. With the din of disco in the background, the then twentysomething says out loud for the first time that she thinks she has been born the wrong sex. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.
By Barney Henderson. Eight of Iran's women's football team are actually men awaiting sex change operationsit has been claimed. The country's football association was accused of being "unethical" for knowingly fielding eight men in its women's team.
The Iranian "women's" soccer team has found a loophole. Instead of comprising a team of actual women, they have added on eight full grown men who they claim are transgender and awaiting sex changes. Members of the national team were ordered on Wednesday to undergo gender testing.
News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. THE odds of Jaiyah Saelua becoming a famous footballer never looked good. Her tough tackling made Jaiyah the first transgender footballer to play at international level.
Athletes have long been segregated on the basis of sex. In her first major public appearance since coming out as transgender, Caitlyn Jenner used her acceptance speech for the ESPY's Arthur Ashe Courage Award to talk about her life as an athlete and a transgendered woman. More narrowly defined, it refers to individuals whose gender identity does not match their assigned birth gender.
In recent months, the Australian Human Rights Commission, in partnership with Sport Australia, has been working on national gender diversity guidelines, with sporting bodies awaiting their recommendations. Since its release, the policy has prompted many questions about why the AFL proposed it and how it envisages implementing the new rules. Guidelines for trans and gender diverse TGD athletes have existed in international sporting bodies for years.
However, look beyond the action in Brazil, and the World Cup can still provide an outlet for a catalogue of heart-warming and colourful tales. The entire population of American Samoa numbers just 60, — a mid-sized town in most western nations — and football is hardly a common part of daily life in the sleepy capital of Pago Pago. However, Saelua worked her way into the starting side after a lengthy apprenticeship, and helped her team achieve a World Cup win over Tonga. Travelling extensively to promote the film, Saelua now finds herself somewhat unwittingly cast as a role-model and spokesperson for transgender sportspeople.