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Jock Talk: Transgender powerlifter sues national governing body

Jock Talk: Transgender powerlifter sues national governing body

Transgender powerlifter JayCee Cooper of Minnesota has filed a discrimination lawsuit against USA Powerlifting and the association's state chapter, alleging its policies preventing transgender women from competition are contrary to state anti-bias law.

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By Roger Brigham | December 23, 2020

USA Powerlifting announced this week it will add a gender-neutral MX competition category at local, state, and regional levels starting January 1.

By Roger Brigham | November 9, 2020

Pandemic and political issues may cause concerns about how and if the 2022 Gay Games in Hong Kong can succeed, or even go forward, but an abundance of bids for the 2026 Gay Games indicate the overall movement remains alive and relevant.

By Cynthia Laird | September 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.

By Roger Brigham | August 20, 2020

The Cincinnati Reds suspended longtime broadcaster Thom Brennaman after he used an anti-gay slur on the air Wednesday (August 19).

By Roger Brigham | July 21, 2020

International Gay Rugby says a proposal to bar participation of transgender women from playing in women's rugby would harm the inclusivity of recreational clubs and called for an immediate rejection of the proposal.

By Roger Brigham | June 17, 2020

Registration for the 2022 Gay Games, which had been scheduled to open early this year, has been postponed to the spring of 2021 — just one and a half years before the scheduled start of the event in Hong Kong.

By Roger Brigham | May 20, 2020

The 2020 EuroGames, which were scheduled to be held this August in Düsseldorf, Germany, have been called off because of continued government efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

By Michael Yamashita | May 1, 2020

Thank you very much, it has been both humbling and encouraging receiving your generous support when so many are also in need of help. So far, we have raised just over $25,000 and are just 15% away from reaching our goal of $30,000.

By Michael Yamashita | April 15, 2020

San Francisco is one of 11 US cities that is fortunate to have a legacy LGBT publication by us, for us, and about us. Help preserve the BAR as an historic and important community institution for the future.

By Roger Brigham | March 25, 2020

Bud Budlong, one of the early leaders and organizers of San Francisco FrontRunners, died Thursday, March 19, at the age of 82 after a lengthy illness.

By Roger Brigham | March 19, 2020

The Idaho state Legislature took time out this week from the battle against the global COVID-19 pandemic to send two anti-transgender bills to Governor Brad Little.

By Roger Brigham | March 18, 2020

During times of crisis such as the one we are all staggering through right now, when our daily routines are disrupted ... it is easy to get our values as confused and scrambled as those panic buyers raiding every shelf they can for rolls of toilet paper.

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