Rebecca Catherine Quinn is a Canadian soccer player.
Last year she demanded to be known only as Quinn, declared she is transgender and non-binary, and her preferred pronouns are they/them.
Quinn will play for Canada on Friday and is set to win either a gold or silver medal along with her teammates. Trans extremists are celebrating her activism for their cause.
“It’s such a big deal. It's so important. It’s such a wonderful thing for Quinn and for Team Canada,” Ravyn Wngz, a two-spirit LGBTQ2S+ advocate, told CTV News Channel on Tuesday.
“This doesn't happen in a vacuum.”
Last fall, Quinn came out as trans in a social media post, changed their pronouns to they/them and now only goes by one name. They told The Canadian Press at the time that their decision to come out was because they were “tired of being misgendered”.
Quinn also said they came out because they wanted to become a public, visible figure for younger people who may be “questioning their gender, exploring their gender”.
Despite identifying as transgender, Quinn remains playing on the women’s team as it is common knowledge that very few females could ever transition and be competitive with biological males.
So while the virtue signalling may be high, the reality is she can’t compete as a man.
Binary spokeswoman, Kirralie Smith, highlighted the double standard.
“Men such as weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, BMX rider Chelsea Wolfe and Archery competitor Stephanie Barrett all robbed women of their rightful places in their chosen sports,” she said.
“As males they have a competitive advantage over females.
“When a female identifies as male, she usually has to remain in the female sporting category as she has no hope of being competitive against biological males.
“This is the case with Quinn, she can label herself as she pleases but she is still a woman.”