LGBTQ drops Martina Navratilova after a comment "transphobe"

By Brooke Sopelsa

Athlete Ally, a non-profit organization that advocates for the inclusion of LGBTQ people and equality in sport, broke with Martina Navratilova following Sunday's controversial op controversy in which tennis star called transgender women who compete in the "cheats" of women's sport.

"Athlete Ally is unequivocally positioned on the side of trans athletes and their right to play sports without any discrimination," the organization said in a statement. "Martina Navratilova's recent comments on trans athletes are transphobic, based on a misunderstanding of science and data, and perpetuate dangerous myths that lead to the continued targeting of trans people through discriminatory laws, hateful stereotypes and violence. disproportionate. "

The non-profit association then noted that Navratilova had been "removed from our advisory board and as Athlete Ally's ambassador, from now on".

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