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Trans boy forced to compete with girls in wrestling championship shares inspiring outlook

“My peers, my teammates, my opponents — they don’t have a problem with it. They love me as a person. I think it has more to do with the parents and coaches — they don’t want to understand. The fear of the unknown and not being able to educate themselves. I’ve always wanted to be an advocate and have a voice in the trans community and be able to stick up for their rights and what they do. And also do what I want to do.”Mack Beggs to Teen Vogue, when asked if his peers thought it was a big deal that he was competing with the girls, or if it has been made more controversial by adults.