Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has come under fire for comments she made about male-to-female transgender athletes.
Writing in the Sunday Times, the 18-times Grand Slam winner and long-time LGBT rights campaigner said: “A man can decide to be female, take hormones if required by whatever sporting organisation is concerned, win everything in sight and perhaps earn a small fortune, and then reverse his decision and go back to making babies if he so desires.”
She added: "It's insane and it's cheating. I am happy to address a transgender woman in whatever form she prefers, but I would not be happy to compete against her. It would not be fair.”
As a result of the comments, Athlete Ally, a US-based organisation that campaigns for LGBT sportspeople, has cut its links with Navratilova, claiming that her remarks were “transphobic, based on a false understanding of science and data, and perpetuate dangerous myths that lead to the ongoing targeting of trans people through discriminatory laws, hateful stereotypes and disproportionate violence”.
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