(PJ Media) Tyler ONeil February 21 2019 Athlete Ally a group advocating LGBT inclusion in sports has severed ties with tennis legend Martina Navratilova despite her longstanding advocacy for gay rights. Her crime? She disagreed with the idea that biological women should be forced to compete with biological men in sports and especially tennis. To Athlete Ally this constitutes heresy against transgender identity. Martina Navratilovas recent comments on trans athletes are transphobic based on a false understanding of science and data and perpetuate dangerous myths that lead to the ongoing targeting of trans people through discriminatory laws hateful stereotypes and disproportionate violence Athlete Ally said in a statement announcing they were severing ties with the openly gay tennis legend. As an organization dedicated to addressing root causes of homophobia and transphobia in and through sport we will only affiliate with those committed to the same goal and not those who further misinformation or discrimination in any way. Given this Navratilova has been removed from our Advisory Board and as an Athlete Ally Ambassador effective immediately the organization announced on Tuesday. Navratilova has expressed alarm about the rush to allow biological men to compete with women in womens sports. You cant just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women she tweeted last December. There must be some standards and having a penis and competing as a woman would not fit that standard.
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