"Gabrielle Monika" Ludwig, a 50 year-old transgender "woman" in Fremont, CA is now playing women's college basketball. At 6' 6", I am sure this person will be an asset to the team, but I am still appalled by the who thing. This is just another transgender who has gone too far, but who still cannot seem to give up his life as a man.
Even though he claims to have had "life-long problems" with his gender identity, he managed to have a successful career as a male. And based on the article I read, it appears he was able to find a surgeon who ignored the SOC and performed the surgery without the requirement of an RLT. This is an disaster in the making.
He has been featured on the news, and complains because they made him change his birth certificate against his will in order to qualify to play as a woman. I'm sorry, but this person did not really want to be a woman, just a public spectacle. Something he seems to have certainly achieved. He was openly a transvestite while in the Navy (too bad "Autumn" Sandeen didn't know about this guy).
The team, and it's coach have been criticized, and quite rightly. This person had surgery in July of this year. The Olympics, for example, require that an athlete wait two years after surgery before competing. And as I said, at 6' 6" and 230 pounds, she is going to give the the team quite an advantage.
Seriously, is there no end to the silliness that transgender extremists will go to for attention and thrills?