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George Washington Transgender Basketball Player Kye Allums Quits Team

by Robert Littal | Posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
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If you recall BSO brought you this story a few months back (Kye Allums Becomes First Openly Transgender Player College Basketball).

At the time I wonder how it would work out once she/he released the information. It appears the pressure is too much as Allums has quit the George Washington Basketball team.

Transgender basketball player Kye Allums will no longer play for the George Washington women’s team.

The university says in a statement that Allums “has decided that it is in his best interest to no longer participate in intercollegiate athletics.”

Allums made international headlines when he announced in November that he preferred to known as a man. He said he was putting off hormone treatments and gender-changing surgery so that he could continue to play for the women’s team.

Allums had an awful year last season.  Only played in eight games and suffered a couple of concussions.  Now he/she can have the surgery and possibly play for a man’s team at some point.

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