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Ellia Green Is Now A Man

Retired Olympic rugby sevens gold medalist Ellia Green has become the first Olym­pian to transition to become a man, according to a video posted by the Bingham Cup, the biennial world championships of gay and inclusive rugby.
18 Aug 2022 14:03
Ellia Green Is Now A Man
Ellia Green

Retired Olympic rugby sevens gold medalist Ellia Green has become the first Olym­pian to transition to become a man, according to a video posted by the Bingham Cup, the biennial world championships of gay and inclusive rugby.

During the “Transphobia and Homophobia in Sport” portion of a summit hosted during the Ot­tawa tournament, Green on Tues­day laid out the details.

In Green’s video, the 29-year-old noted the transition was motivat­ed by a desire to be truthful.

“One promise that I made to myself (is) that when my rugby career ended, I would continue to live the rest of my life in the identity, in the body that I should have,” the Fijian-born Green said.

“That’s a really difficult thing to do in this time and day.

“All you have to do is turn on the TV, look on social media platforms, and you can see the amount of bul­lying, harm and discrimination that goes on about gender identi­ties. It’s extremely harmful.”

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