Hello, New to the Community and Subscribed services here. I have enjoyed using Strava for several years now. I have a concern as it has come to my attention that someone in my area is competing for women’s leaderboard results and has recently identified as a female. He/she was on a collegiate MTB male racing team before coming to this area. The women here are at a disadvantage and this situation has lessened the enjoyment of segmental competition among the women (gender at birth) who ride and compete on the same segments. Thoughts?
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I have absolutely no problem with gender identification preferences…It is an individual’s choice. However, when a person who identifies as a girl, and has recently competed on an all male collegiate MTB team, enters the Strava arena as a ‘girl’ and starts winning all of the segments that were previously held by women (gender at birth), I have major issues. This creates an unfair advantage based on the individual’s chromosomes that can not be altered. Trans gender athletes should be required to register on Strava based on gender at birth status.