The British Cycling Federation has banned transgender people from participating in professional women’s competitions, according to the organisation’s official website.
The organization believes this measure will be fair in relation to female athletes. The innovation will be adopted by the end of this year.
From now on, all non-binary people and trans people who are male at birth in the UK will only be able to enter the so-called ‘open category’ competitions. Previously, this discipline was called “male”.
Sportswear brand Adidas has been criticized for a swimsuit ad featuring a biological man as the model. The public perceived participating in a transgender advertisement as “teasing women”.
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