Quinn, a nonbinary player on the Canadian women’s national soccer team, came out as transgender last fall. After becoming the first openly trans athlete to participate in Olympic competition, they and their team clinched a guaranteed medal, either silver or gold.
In this charming interview, Quinn talks about their recent top surgery and their love of the sport:
Via LGBTQ Nation, Quinn, who earned a bronze medal in 2016 before coming out, said:
I feel optimistic for change. Change in legislature. Changes in rules, structures, and mindsets. Mostly, I feel aware of the realities. Trans girls being banned from sports. Trans women facing discrimination and bias while trying to pursue their Olympic dreams. The fight isn’t close to over… and I’ll celebrate when we’re all here.
Canada plays Sweden on Friday for the gold medal. Go Quinn!
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