Legend of tennis Martina Navratilova was officially struck off the advisory board of a major LGBTQ organization after comments qualified as "transphobic" on trans athletes.
As already mentioned, the 62-year-old woman wrote a very strong editorial on why trans athletes, born physiologically like men, should NOT be able to compete with women.
Martina says it's "crazy" and "cheats" and says that people born with male physiology have a dramatic physical advantage over cisgender women.
Now, the ally non-profit LGBTQ athlete has announced that he had withdrawn on Tuesday Mr. Navratilova from the group's advisory board – and had criticized Martina in a statement.
"Martina Navratilova's recent comments on transgender athletes are transphobic, based on a misunderstanding of science and data, and perpetuate dangerous myths that lead to permanent targeting of transgender people through discriminatory laws, hateful stereotypes and violence. disproportionate. "
"As an organization dedicated to fighting the root causes of homophobia and transphobia in and through sport, we only affiliate with those who are committed to the same goal, and no to those who further promote misinformation or discrimination. "
"In view of this, Navratilova has been removed from our advisory council and as the Allied Athlete Ambassador, with immediate effect."
Until now, no response from Navratilova.
In her editorial this week, Martina says his goal is to make sport fairer – and based on her research, she concluded that trans women (born with male physiology) had a distinct competitive advantage.
She also warned in her article that people who adopt this position are unfairly described as "transphobic".