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    by Kelsey Bolar   By now, millions know the story of Selina Soule, the high school track star from Connecticut who missed qualifying for the New England track and field regionals by two spots in her top event. Those two spots were taken by biological boys who identify as girls. Soule, who is wise beyond her years, was well aware that she could face consequences for speaking out about being forced...
            by Kelsey Bolar  By now, millions know the story of Selina Soule, the high school track star from Connecticut who missed qualifying for the New England track and field regionals by two spots in her top event. Those two spots were taken by biological boys who identify as girls. Soule, who is wise beyond her years, was well aware that she could face consequences for speaking out about being forced to compete against biological males....
    Bills restricting transgender students’ involvement in school-sponsored athletics are up for consideration in 14 states, according to the left-wing Human Rights Campaign. Legislatures adjourned amid the coronavirus pandemic, so actions have not been taken on pending bills, Axios reported. However, special sessions are likely to resume in the coming weeks and it’s possible the transgender bills may receive attention. “We don’t know what special sessions will hold,” Cathryn Oakley, the Human Rights Campaign’s state legislative director and senior counsel, told...
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A recently passed Idaho law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports — the first such law in the nation — received backing on Friday from the administration of President Donald Trump. The support came in the form of a court filing submitted by the U.S. Department of Justice, saying a federal judge considering a lawsuit challenging the ban should conclude that the law does not violate the U.S. Constitution. The...
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A recently passed Idaho law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports — the first such law in the nation — received backing on Friday from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. The support came in the form of a court filing submitted by the U.S. Department of Justice, saying a federal judge considering a lawsuit challenging the ban should conclude that the law does not violate the U.S. Constitution. The ban prohibits transgender...
    The Department of Justice filed a statement Friday backing Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, which has been challenged by a lawsuit aimed at preventing the bill from becoming law. Republican Gov. Brad Little signed the nation’s first “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” on March 30, 2020. It will take effect July 1 and would prevent female sports teams from allowing a transgender athlete who identifies as a female to compete, WHIO TV 7 previously reported. The American Civil Liberties Union and...
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is not willing to lose federal education dollars over a state policy that allows transgender athletes to participate as girls in high school sports, he said Thursday. The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights last month said the Connecticut policy, which allows all athletes to participate as the gender with which they identify, violates the civil rights of non-transgender girls and threatened to withhold federal funding from some school districts. The...
    Billie Jean King and Megan Rapinoe want the NCAA to give Idaho the North Carolina treatment. The tennis legend and soccer star led a letter Wednesday urging the National Collegiate Athletic Association to move the 2021 men’s basketball championship out of Idaho over House Bill 500, which bars transgender athletes from competing in women’s sports. “With the passage of HB500, there can be no inclusive championships and events in Idaho,” said the letter posted on Athlete Ally. “Failure to move...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The University of Maryland Athletics Department announced Saturday that nine people tested positive for COVID-19 after a recent on-campus screening of 185 student-athletes and staff. The University said the nine student-athletes and staff have been notified and are currently in self-isolation, monitored by health officials. Under guidance from local health officials, voluntary, individual training sessions for the football program have been temporarily suspended, the athletics department said. In previous testing of 105 individuals in June, no...
    EA Sports activities revealed its two cowl athletes, launch date, and an epic trailer for the most recent version of its well-liked online game collection, UFC 4, on Saturday. Heavy has you coated under with all an important info launched about the preferred online game franchise in MMA.Cowl AthletesEA Sports activities UFC Four options two UFC athletes in its cowl artwork. UFC middleweight champion Israel “The Final Fashion Bender” Adesanya and “BMF” welterweight Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal are...
    EA Sports revealed its two cover athletes, release date, and an epic trailer for the latest edition of its popular video game series, UFC 4, on Saturday. Heavy has you covered below with all the most important information released about the most popular video game franchise in MMA.Cover AthletesEA Sports UFC 4 features two UFC athletes featured in its cover art. UFC middleweight champion Israel “The Last Style Bender” Adesanya and “BMF” welterweight Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal are both set to...
    Valentina Sampaio has become the first transgender model to be featured in Sports Illustrateds swimsuit issue. Sampaio, who was born in a humble fishing village in northern Brazil, is one of eight Sports Illustrated Rookies in this years swimsuit edition. Sampaios photoshoot was done on Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands. I was so surprised, Sampaio told Good Morning America. It means a lot, not just for myself but for all the LGBTQ+ community. What unites us...
    Look out below! Warren Buffett just dropped to his lowest ranking ever on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index Hot Rod 2-Pack: Traditional 1934 Ford Coupes Valentina Sampaio Is Sports Illustrateds First Transgender Model Valentina Sampaio is continuing to make history: she is officially the first transgender model to be featured in the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. According to a press release, the 23-year-old model is one of 8 Rookies in this year’s edition, which will hit stands on July...
    Texas hospital says man, 30, died after attending COVID party 7 Beloved Burger Chains That Are Shuttering For Good Jorge Masvidal, Israel Adesanya revealed as EA UFC 4 cover athletes The two fighters who shared various nominations for 2019 “Fighter of the Year” now grace of the cover of the EA UFC 4 video game. © Provided by MMAJunkie UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and “BMF” champ Jorge Masvidal, who meets Kamaru Usman for the welterweight belt tonight at...
    BRAZILIAN stunner Valentina Sampaio has made history to become the first transgender model to appear in Sports Illustrateds Swimsuit Issue. The 23-year-old, who was also the first trans Victoria’s Secret Angel, confirmed that she will be part of the historic issue on Friday. 6Valentina Sampaio has made history to become the first transgender model to appear in Sports Illustrateds Swimsuit IssueCredit: Getty Images - Getty The delighted model wrote in an emotional post: “I am excited and honored to be...
    BRAZILIAN stunner Valentina Sampaio has made history to become the first transgender model to appear in Sports Illustrateds Swimsuit Issue. The 23-year-old confirmed that she will be part of the historic issue on Friday. 2 The news was announced on FridayCredit: Josie Clough/ SPORTS ILLUSTRATED In an emotional Instagram post, the model wrote: I am excited and honored to be part of the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The team at SI has created yet another groundbreaking issue by bringing...
    Valentina Sampaio has become the first transgender model to appear in Sports Illustrated‘s annual Swimsuit Issue as part of the magazine’s attempts to diversify its roster of swimwear models, which in recent years has added plus-size models and a Muslim model wearing a hijab and a modesty swimsuit. The Brazilian-born Sampaio appears in SI‘s 2020 swimsuit edition that is set to hit newsstands and online July 21. The magazine offered a preview of the transgender star’s photo shoot, which features...
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference has canceled all fall sports for the upcoming school year, the conference announced Friday. The presidents of all 11 schools released a joint statement, saying the new safety protocols on campus led them to their decision. “In keeping with public health guidance, each of our institutions has put in place physical distancing protocols, limits on travel on and off campus, and limits on the size of on-campus gatherings,” the statement read. “Consistent...
    (Credit: Merci Mack /social media) Merci Mack Richey is an example of a grim statistic – the killing of transgender women around the country, which escalated during this year’s Pride Month. She is the 21st transgender woman killed this year, says the Human Rights Campaign. Most of those killed were Black. Read More: Teen sentenced to life in prison for killing Black trans woman, 2 gay men Richey was found with gunshot wounds in the parking lot of...
    (CNN)The surge of Covid-19 cases in the South and Southwest has demonstrated the tragic consequences of a deliberately uninformed, poorly coordinated response to the pandemic.When President Donald Trump and state and local leaders cast aside well-established, science-based protocols for protecting public health, they put thousands at risk of sickness and death.Dr. Kent SepkowitzFor those discouraged by the recklessness of policymakers, some solace can be found in the work of a group of healthy young American millionaires who are using science...
    For the first time in its 56-year-history, this years Sports Illustrated swimsuit magazine will feature a transgender model. Brazilian-born model Valentina Sampaio, who became the first transgender model to work with Victorias Secret, will grace the pages of the newest swimsuit edition scheduled for release on July 21. The team at SI has created yet another groundbreaking issue by bringing together a diverse set of multitalented, beautiful women in a creative and dignified way,” Sampaio told Vogue, which featured her...
    Steph Curry and Charles Barkley are among the celebrity athletes who will participate in a televised roundtable discussion about racial issues in sports next week. “Race and Sports in America: Conversations” will be simulcast at 5 p.m. (PT) Monday, July 13, on the Golf Channel, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), NBC Sports Bay Area and the Olympic Channel. Filmed at the American Century Championship Celebrity Championship golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, where many well-known athletes and entertainers are competing...
    Valentina Sampaio is making history as the first transgender model to appear in Sports Illustrateds Swimsuit Issue. Sampaio, who was also named a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit rookie on Friday, said in a personal essay she is excited and honored to be part of the iconic issue. The team at SI has created yet another groundbreaking issue by bringing together a diverse set of multitalented, beautiful women in a creative and dignified way, Sampaio, 23, wrote. Sampaio said she was born trans...
    Valentina Sampaio is a 23-year-old model from Brazil. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Valentina Sampaio has become Sports Illustrateds first transgender model. The 23-year-old is featured in the publications annual swimsuit issue, which will become available at newsstands and online starting July 21. On Instagram, Sampaio shared some background about her life as a transgender woman in Brazil, and said she feels excited and honored to be featured in the magazine. In a video posted on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit...
    Valentina Sampaio has become the first transgender Sports Illustrated Swim Rookie. The model was chosen as a 2020 Rookie for the upcoming issue, according to a report published by People magazine. View this post on Instagram In Her Own Words: Get to know @valentts in an exclusive interview live on Instagram with @glaad today at 1PM ET / 10 AM PT. Our Instagram channel is a platform for inspiration, inclusivity and support. SI Swimsuit will not tolerate any...