Portland cycling leaders at front of transgender cycling fight
Anti-transgender legislation proposed in many states across the country has spurred local cycling leaders to step up, speak out, and fight back. According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 31 states are currently considering bills that would limit health care to transgender youth and/or prevent transgender youth from playing sports. Arkansas is one of … Read more
Inga Thompson has resigned from the OBRA Board of Directors
The Oregon Bicycle Racing Association says controversial board member Inga Thompson has resigned. The move comes less than a week since the organization voted to keep Thompson on their board following calls for her removal from some OBRA members. Thompson has attracted concern because of her advocacy around transgender athletes. OBRA Executive Director Chuck Kenlan … Read more
Oregon Bicycle Racing Association votes to retain controversial board member
The Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) has decided that one of their board members accused of “pervasive transphobia” can remain on their board of directors. At-large OBRA board member and three-time Olympic cyclist Inga Thompson has come under scrutiny from some OBRA members who feel her conduct discriminates against transgender athletes. Thompson works closely with … Read more
Portland racers grapple with transgender participation debate
The global debate over the presence of transgender athletes in competitive sports has hit our local racing scene.
Portland has a transgender biking club
“Where trans folk of all genders can cycle together without judgment.”
Local transgender racer told she can’t enter men’s championship event – Updated
Molly Cameron has had to pause her national championship plans.