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    Very Active Member Bill Sive's Avatar
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    Transgender Swimmer

    Ran across this article on a Transgender swimmer in the NCAA. I volunteer for PFLAG, (LGBT Support Group for families) during the past year we have had more, and more Youth who identify as Transgender, or Gender Fluid. I would like to hope the swimmer in this article finds acceptance in the NCAA, and hopefully US Masters after graduation. Congrats to Harvard University for being pretty progressive.


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    Re: Transgender Swimmer

    This is a beautiful story! I love how the coaches took the lead in inviting him to whichever team he thought would suit him best. And fantastic for the team to embrace him the first night. Thanks for sharing this.
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    Re: Transgender Swimmer

    I just read another article about this on facebook but your link is even better and provides more detail. While he's had to re-adjust his goals, I think it will be exciting and refreshing for him to "come from behind" instead of "expected to achieve" and slowly work his way up the rankings. Makes me even more proud to get to swim at Harvard next weekend.

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    Re: Transgender Swimmer

    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms View Post
    This is a beautiful story! I love how the coaches took the lead in inviting him to whichever team he thought would suit him best. And fantastic for the team to embrace him the first night. Thanks for sharing this.
    +1! Good on Harvard for doing the right thing, and I wish the best for him!
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