The competition sports industry has seen a steady rise in competition since 2016 when transgender athletes took to the track.
Now, many athletes have started transitioning to competing in their preferred gender and competing against their preferred sex, or gender identity.
But how does it feel to be competing in a sport that has a long history of exclusion?
Transgender athletes have been denied access to many sports in the past.
The last transgender Olympic gymnast, Lianne LaBelle, competed in the sport of freestyle wrestling before being kicked off the program.
LaBelle was born male and has always competed in women’s freestyle.
She says she’s never been able to compete in women or girls’ sports due to the lack of opportunities for transgender people to compete.
The U.S. women’s national team was eliminated from the 2016 Rio Olympics in 2018, but the sport is still considered to be one of the most popular sports in America, and many transgender athletes have competed in high school and college.
Transgender athlete Kristi Davis, who competed in track and field for two years before transitioning, says her career was never in jeopardy because of her gender transition.
Davis was named the 2017 USA Track and Field Athlete of the Year, the most prestigious honor in the world.
Davis credits her teammates for giving her the confidence to transition.
“The people that I was on my team with that I had been the best friend with for the first six years, they were the ones that were the best friends for me.
They were my family.
They helped me through the whole process.
And they were supportive,” Davis said.
The first trans athlete to compete on the same team as a man was LaBela.
She was the first transgender athlete to take the podium at the 2012 Olympics in London, when she won the 100 meters final.
LaBele was one of only two transgender athletes to compete for the U.K. national team at the 2013 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
She became the first female transgender athlete ever to represent the U,K.
at the Rio Olympics.
LaBeyle has also competed on the U-19 U.N. soccer team.
The team currently holds the record for the highest number of players in a single transgender athlete’s country.
LaLa is one of many trans athletes who have taken the time to transition, especially since transitioning is often considered a lifestyle choice.
“If you have been discriminated against for the last 30 years, if you have ever been discriminated in any way, then you have to transition,” LaBele said.
“So to be able to do it with the support of people that love you and are supportive of you is a privilege.”
Transgender Athletes Have to Work Together to Be SuccessfulTransgender sports are unique in that the sport has historically been segregated by gender.
That’s not to say that trans athletes are disadvantaged, as many transgender people compete in sports that are predominantly male-dominated.
But they face significant hurdles in competing in trans-friendly facilities and sports venues.
Trans athletes face discrimination when it comes to access to gender-specific facilities.
This can lead to the perception that they are not the “real” transgender athlete.
That, in turn, can negatively impact their performance in competition.
“Trans athletes have to work together to be successful,” said Jennifer Burd, a sports psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Michigan.
Burd also notes that transgender athletes often face issues with bullying from fellow athletes, even if they are transgender themselves.
“I’ve had a lot of transgender athletes in my training program, but I’ve also had trans athletes that have had bullying from their teammates.
And I’ve had other trans athletes in training that have been bullied,” Burd said.
Bautista, who was born female but transitioned to male, has experienced bullying from teammates in his time competing.
“It’s not always the case, but sometimes it is.
There are athletes that are more openly trans than other trans people, but they are still being bullied, and they don’t know how to deal with it.
So they will always be afraid to speak out and they’ll be more embarrassed about it,” Bautista said.
Transitioning and Gender Identity”There are a lot more athletes out there that are trans and that don’t necessarily feel comfortable with being the person they are,” Bournette said.
“You see a lot less of trans athletes competing because they are afraid that they’re going to be bullied and that they’ll have to change their gender identity.”
Bautistans transition to live as their authentic self.
She’s always been a girl, but her transition has given her an opportunity to showcase her gender identity in sport.
Bautistan says it’s a lot easier to compete with a trans athlete than it is with a male athlete.
Bournette says that’s because of the many sports that trans people compete.
“There’s a whole bunch of sports that have gender specific sports that they can compete