‘Please, make this stop’: Transgender weightlifter named sportswoman of the year
Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has been named sportswoman of the year by New Zealand’s University of Otago.
New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard was born male and competed in the men’s weightlifting circuit under the name Gaven Hubbard before undergoing a transition.
“It’s hurting the progress that we’re making in women’s sport,” Ben Fordham said.
“They think they’re being inclusive but they’re making life harder for women.
“Please, make this stop. When the sportswoman of the year is born a man political correctness has gone a mile too far.”
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