Related. You've probably heard about the Texas Male to Female TG kid who has been on male hormones and who wanted to compete as a boy, but was forced to compete against the girls since Texas went with a birth certificate law? You were born a girl, so you must compete as a girl. Yeah, he dominated the girls, winning his weight class. Some of them refused to wrestle him.
We've had this discussion before in the Kroc thread, but here's more about the New Zealand M to F powerlifter.
Laurel Hubbard, 39, a transgender female athlete who transitioned to a woman in her 30s and previously competed in the men’s weightlifting category as Gavin Hubbard, won the women’s over 90kg division at the Australian International in Melbourne on Sunday and stands in line to represent New Zealand at the 2017 Commonwealth Games, according to AU. News....
Bronze medallist Kaitlyn Fassina, however, claimed she didn’t see a problem with Hubbard’s participation. “She is who she is. That’s the way the politics…and what the New Zealanders have decided. I can’t say much more than that. She is seen as female and that’s the way it is.”
A prominent sportswriter, Phil Gifford, meanwhile, defended Hubbard, saying the athlete had every right to compete in the women’s category after passing hormone regulations.
“It’s testosterone levels which is a much more scientific way of measuring male gender, female gender than anything else that is currently known. And Lauren has passed all of those tests over the last 12 months,” he told a New Zealand news program.