USA Powerlifting upholds transgender ban

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The USA Powerlifting organization has upheld a ruling that forbids transgender female athletes to compete. The National Board of Governors for the USA Powerlifting organization voted 46 to 4 to keep the ban on transgender athletes competing alongside and against cis women. A proposed policy, co-created by the Women’s Strength Coalition and Pull for Pride, was put forward to the sports organization that would have permitted trans athletes to compete in correspondence with their actual gender. Pull for Pride, an LGBT organization run by Breanna Diaz and transgender lifter JayCee Cooper, wrote on Instagram to say that the fight for transgender inclusion is not going to end on this. Pull for Pride added that the National Governing Board (NGB) had allowed anti-transgender rhetoric and deadnamed trans powerlifter Mary Gregory. Gregory was recently stripped of her trophies and described as “actually a male” at the 100% Raw Powerlifting Federation competition

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