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Olympic Rugby Champ Ellia Green Comes Out as Trans Man

Ellia Green, a member of the 2016 Olympic champion women’s rugby sevens team from Australia, has come out as a transgender man.Green came out in a video shown Tuesday at a summit on dealing with homophobia and transphobia in sports, held in conjunction with the Bingham Cup rugby tournament in Ottawa, Canada.“Imagine not being able to do what you love because of how you identify,” Green, who is keeping the same name post-transition, said in the video. “Banning transgender people from sport, I think, is disgraceful, and I think it’s hurtful.
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