Transgender athletes welcome at Montreal’s Outgames

CBC Montreal

Sports officials expect at least 50 transgender athletes at this summer’s Outgames in Montreal. Organizers have worked out a policy to include them in all sports, for the first time at an international competition.

The transgender athletes also compete in mainstream competitions, according to Rachel Corbett, executive director of the Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association.

“We have on Canadian national teams, individuals who are competing in a gender other than the one they were born into,” Corbett said.

Canadian transgender cyclists Kristen Worley and Michelle Dumaresq made headlines when they fought to compete as women in international competitions.