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Non-binary women's footballer who is first openly trans athlete at Olympic Games says they feel ‘proud' but ‘aware of realities'

Posted On: Oct 23, 2021   |   Posted By: RT

Non-binary women's footballer who is first openly trans athlete at Olympic Games says they feel ‘proud' but ‘aware of realities'

A non-binary footballer who uses them and they pronouns has spoken of their feelings after helping Canada to a strong position in their group at the Tokyo Olympics, warning that the "fight" for trans rights "isn't close to over".
Hugely experienced international Quinn came out as transgender in a move they described as "hard and kind of bullsh*t" last September, going on to become the first openly transgender athlete to compete in the Games as Canada drew 1-1 with hosts Japan and beat Chile 2-1.
The 25-year-old, who is said to have been born Rebecca but is now known simply as Quinn, said they were "optimistic" for change and wanted change in legislature, "rules, structures and mindsets".
“I feel proud seeing ‘Quinn' on the lineup and on my accreditation," said the versatile star for National Women's Soccer League OL Reign in the US.
"I feel sad knowing there were Olympians before me unable to live their truth because of the world.
"Mostly, I feel aware of the realities. Trans girls being banned from sports....

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