Tifanny Abreu‘s record setting performances since she made volleyball history by being the first transgender woman to participate in Brazil’s Female Superliga has drawn the ire of the league’s clubs. According to Bruno Voloch, a famous and influential Brazilian volleyball blogger, all but two of Superliga’s teams have asked the Brazilian Volleyball Federation (CBV) to remove Tifanny from the competition. When asked by Bruno in an interview about the clubs’ request, Radamés Lattari, CBV’s Coordinator had this to say:
“The Brazilian Volleyball Federation adopts the rules of the International Olympic regarding gender re-positioning and hypo-androgenism as a criteria in transgender/ transsexual cases. CBV will follow the international norms, be it FIVB’s, of the IOC’s. The clubs are CBV’s partners in organizing Superliga, and their opinions will be considered. However, to preserve players’ rights and to comply with international legislation and regulations are the pillars of our entity.”
Bruno says that for now, a probable solution …