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Colombian Transgender Women Form Soccer Club To Combat Transphobia: VIDEO

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A group of trans women in Colombia have decided to combat transphobia by forming an all-trans football club.

Mariana, who was crowned Ms. Trans last year, says “with the World Cup, we are honouring and are proud of Colombia. We are trans, but we are still Colombians, and we want to be involved in Colombian society.”

Another team member adds, “We hope there will be acceptance from the community with our game. There is a tendency to fear what you don’t understand. This is a way for people to get to know us.”

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  1. Well, I enjoyed watching this news report.


    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jul 25, 2014 1:25:45 PM

  2. Trans people sticking up for themselves and combating transphobia (and misogyny) in their culture through sport?! HOW DARE THEY!

    It's as if they wanted to be treated as the human beings they are. How will the Transphobes cope?! (lol)

    These women are terrific. I'm glad the T in LGBT is finally getting the respect and visibility it deserves.

    Posted by: Tyler | Jul 25, 2014 1:36:17 PM

  3. Enough with these BS trans stories. No one cares and it has nothing to do with gay people. Just because you post constantly about transgenders doesn't make LGBT a thing.

    Posted by: Gigi | Jul 25, 2014 4:48:29 PM

  4. When I started going out to "Gay areas" of Philadelphia--mainly 13th Street, there were always Transgender folk in the mix. Back then, of course, we used the term "Drag Queen". Now, we know better.

    It has never, and it will NEVER occur to me to separate myself from Transgender folk.

    In fact when I use the term "Gay" I'm still including Transgender folk, maybe not Transsexuals who may desire to NOT be affiliated with Gay folks anymore, but certainly other Transgender folk.

    And if you don't like it...well, you can kiss Rick's ass. Mine is too clean.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jul 25, 2014 5:01:06 PM

  5. Derricka Deville has spoken, muthuhfuhuh!

    Posted by: enchantra hagatha hearne | Jul 25, 2014 5:10:55 PM

  6. Ay caramba!

    Posted by: jarago | Jul 25, 2014 5:34:34 PM

  7. Derrick you fool. From your comment, you prove the LGBT is fake. If it were real, you would be part of a single community with Ts and you would, at a bare minimum, know what transgender means. It is obvious from your comment that you don't even know who and what the term includes.

    Posted by: Michelle | Jul 26, 2014 5:16:03 PM

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