Trans Model In Olympics Opening Ceremony

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trans1Supermodel Leandra Medeiros Cerezo cycled in the opening ceremony in Rio with Brazillian atheletes behind her. Her role in the opening ceremony made history as the first trans woman to participate in the opening ceremony.

When it was announced in January this year that trans athletes can compete without undergoing gender surgery, the model said, “it is undoubtedly a step forward, but unfortunately there seems no transgender athletes who have qualified for this year’s Games. Nevertheless, it is a hope for the community and a way of inclusion.”

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