Lesbian tennis player Martina Navratilova apologizes for transphobia


As a lesbian tennis player posted a rant about trans athletes and it was caught by right-wing activists, she deleted the original post and promised to educate herself about the transgender community and their rights. ‘You can’t just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women,’ Navratilova said, ‘There must be some standards, and having a penis and competing as a woman would not fit that standard.’ But being criticized by her trans and pro-trans colleagues the tennis player backtracked. ‘I fight too many fights and I do not have the time for them all while educating myself along the way. So I have had enough for now…thank you. I meant no harm to anyone. That is for bloody sure. I am sorry if I said anything anywhere near transphobic – certainly I meant no harm – I will educate myself better on this issue but meantime I will be quiet about it. Thank you,’ she said. But it seems that she was not completely forgiven.


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