WINDY CITY TIMES
||IOC announces framework for trans, intersex athletes
This article shared 512 times since Wed Nov 17, 2021
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced a new framework for transgender and intersex athletes, dropping controversial policies that required competing athletes to undergo "medically unnecessary" procedures or treatment, NBC News reported.
In a six-page document, the IOC outlined 10 principles, which it described as "grounded on the respect for internationally [recognized] human rights," that sports competitions should follow. It also said it will no longer require athletes to undergo hormone level modifications to compete.
Said principles include inclusion; prevention of harm; non-discrimination; fairness; no presumption of advantage; evidence-based approach; importance of health and bodily autonomy; stakeholder-centered approach; right to privacy; and periodic reviews.
The new framework replaces guidelines the IOC released in 2015, which put a limit on athletes' testosterone levels that required some of them to undergo treatments the IOC now describes as "medically unnecessary." Before 2015, the IOC required athletes to undergo genital surgery.
This article shared 512 times since Wed Nov 17, 2021
| ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE|
|Trans-focused documentary part of South Side Film Festival|
The documentary Mama Gloriawhich features Chicago transgender icon Gloria Allenwas part of the South Side Film Festival line-up on Nov. 28. Born in 1945, Allen grew up amid the celebrated Black "sissy" balls on Chicago's South ...
|NATIONAL Asylum case, TDOR items, activist dies, trans hockey team|
Mattie Tux Hortona transgender woman from Zimbabwe who lives in Rockville, Marylandwon her asylum case in late October after living in the United States for the past five years, The Washington Blade reported. Although she has ...
|WORLD Queer mountaineers, race-car driver, Australian bill, German reforms|
At the end of this year's mountaineering season, a group of climbers raised LGBTQ+ symbols on top of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Western Europe, as part of the Pink Summits campaign, a press release ...
|Bulls lose to Miami 107-104|
A day after crushing the Orlando Magic in Florida by more than 40 points, the Chicago Bulls (13-8) lost to the Miami Heat (13-7) at the United Center 107-104. The Bulls committed 23 turnovers, with Miami ...
|froSkate creates safe space for BIPOC queer skaters to 'fall, laugh, shake it off'|
The organization froSkate—which hosts skate park meet-ups for the "non-traditional skate community"—launched in spring 2019 after a group chat of BIPOC queer skateboarders "got too big," according to founder Karlie ...
|SPORTS Bulls, 'Hawks win; former Bear arrested|
The Chicago Bulls (13-7) got back on the winning trackand remained in first place in the NBA's Central Divisionwith a 123-88 victory over the Orlando Magic on Nov. 27 in Florida. DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points ...
|Blackhawks to host 'Hockey Fights Cancer' game Nov. 28|
The Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation will host "Hockey Fights Cancer" night at the United Center on Sunday, Nov. 28, as the team takes on the San Jose Sharks. This special evening is supported ...
|Chicago Bears score Thanksgiving win over winless Detroit|
In his first start in 10 weeks, quarterback Andy Dalton looked sharp with no signs of rust in helping the Bears edge the Lions 16-14 on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit. Replacing the injured Justin Fields, the ...
|House of Chanel creates charitable foundation to promote community service across ballroom scene, beyond|
Almost 50 years after the founding of House of Chanel, the ballroom house is creating the Chanel Cares Charitable Foundation to give back to the community. The foundation will organize community engagement projects, including an upcoming ...
|Community mourns the losses of transgender people, celebrates the living at TDOR event|
During the Trans Day of Remembrance/Resilience (TDOR) on Nov. 20, community members gathered for a town hall and memorial to remember the losses and lives of trans people in Chicago and beyond. Hosted by Brave Space ...
|The National Black Justice Coalition mourns death of Angel Naira |
--From a press release - ALIQUIPPA, PA The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the death of Angel Naira, a 36-year-old Black transgender woman. Naira was shot to death in her home in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, on November 11, 2021. She ...
|SPORTS Bulls get walloped by Indiana|
The Chicago Bullsand their fansprobably didn't see this one coming. Indiana (8-11) came into the United Center on Nov. 22 and defeated the Bulls (12-6) 109-77. ESPN.com noted that Domantas Sabonis scored 21 points, and Malc ...
|SPORTS Report: Now-former Red Stars coach accused of abuse|
Chicago Red Stars head coach Rory Dames stepped down from his position one day after the team played in the NWSL title game—and a new report seems to be the reason why. According to the Chicago ...
|Christina Kahrl, Monica Roberts named to LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame|
--From a press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 22, 2021) — Today, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists announced that BaseballProspectus.com co-founder and San Francisco Chronicle sports editor Christina Kahrl and TransGriot founder Monica Roberts ...
|SPORTS Northwestern wins first national title in field hockey|
In Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Northwestern University field hockey team made school history by winning its first national title, shutting out the Liberty University Flames 2-0, The Daily Northwestern reported. In a tightly contested match between ...