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In the province, you can play sports in accordance with the identity of gender identity – 12/27/2018



The government of Buenosayre has promulgated a law that will allow all people to engage in sports in an amateur or professional manner in accordance with self-realized gender identity.

This is stipulated by law 15,100, published last Wednesday in the official newspaper of the province of Buenos Aires, in order to comply with the provisions National Gender Identity Law 26.743sanctioned by the Nation Congress in 2012 regarding access to sport.

“For the purpose of registering, registering, participating and competing in sports events of a league, federation or confederation in the province of an amateur or professional nature,and the floor will be understood by the person who was perceived by the athlete"Article 2 says.

The norm specifies that clubs, leagues, associations and sports federations that impede the participation of athletes or carry out their registration on the basis of sex, other than self-perceiving, will be imposed by sanctions from the applicant.

The law, sanctioned last November, arose in connection with Saira millakeotrans athlete Bahia Blanca that she had to resort to justice in order to fulfill her desire to become a professional hockey player.

CLAIMA20160905_0252 Jessica Millaman, a trans player who forbade her to play in the women's amateur league in Chubuta. Photo: Daniel Feldman.

CLAIMA20160905_0252 Jessica Millaman, a trans player who forbade her to play in the women's amateur league in Chubuta. Photo: Daniel Feldman.

On May 15, 2017, Judge Patricia Marenoni, in charge of Family Court No. 3 of this southern district of Buenos Aires, ordered the Bahiense Hockey Association to sign Saira as a Palihue player, but the organization appealed the measure to the Bahia Blanca Appeals Chamber.

After several speeches at the Ministry of Justice, the young woman learned that the Argentine confederation of hockey is fihara.

Similar case Mia gamiatea in San Luis. At 30, a young trans woman debuted this year in the women's hockey league of the province. It was in the club Cruz Azul, for the first division B.

The provincial federation did not allow her to play in any women's team due to her gender identity, and, despite correcting her identity card, she was able to enter the field until May of last year.

Mia Gamiatea managed to make her debut officially. (Information Agency San Luis)

Mia Gamiatea managed to make her debut officially. (Information Agency San Luis)

Permission was granted through judicial protection, whose favorable decision allowed it to be temporarily included in the women's team.

The young woman explained that of the nine trans players that exist across the country, only four were allowed to unite federated women's teams: Jessica Miyaman in Chubuta, Natalia Lazarte in Tucuman and Zaira Millakeo in Bahia Blanca.

“The other five cannot play in the federation, so we still have to open the gate because they open more doors than we do because they are the first,” added Gamiatea, referring to the “prejudices” still present sport they continue to associate trans players with a sporting advantage over teams that do not have them.

But not in all cases the arrival of the trans-players was well received. As for Jessica Miyaman, a rival from the League Chubut complained about her physical superiority.

“This is not a matter of discrimination. It scares us play this sport because she is transsexual his strength is male“Launched by Patricia Navarro, an intermediate category player in the rugby club Trelew.

"In the last game we played with Germinal we lost 3 to 0 with three goals from jessica because no one came to celebrate it, "he said.


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