Monday, March 6, 2017

High School Wrestling Champ Mack Beggs On Challenges Of Being Transgender

Mack Beggs, a 17-year-old transgender high school wrestler in Texas who is transitioning to male, talks with ESPN's "Outside The Lines" about the challenges he has faced in his controversial run to a girls' wrestling state title.

For all the folks who have accused Beggs of "cheating" because he is on testosterone, the high schooler acknowledges he told his doctor he only wants to take the smallest dose he can and still transition. By staying under a 6 to 1 ratio with his testosterone, the state of Texas technically doesn't view his medications as "steroids."

Beggs also shares some of his darker moments like in 7th grade when he was referred to as "fag" or "it" in school.

I think Beggs is terrifically mature and thoughtful here. Very good interview for folks to see when it comes to the realities of trans youth.

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