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Trans sports writer and GLAAD Board Member Christina Kahrl responds to Grantland.com story on Dr. V.
Sports blog Grantland.com publishes two responses to last week's disturbing story by Caleb Hannan titled "Dr. V's Magical Putter," including one by trans sports writer, advocate, and GLAAD Board Member, Christina Kahrl.
Last week, the sports blog Grantland.com published a story titled "Dr. V's Magical Putter." What began as a story about the technology behind the "scientifically superior" Yar golf club devolved into an investigation of its inventor, Essay Anne Vanderbilt, also known as Dr. V. While fact-checking Dr. V's academic background, the author discovered that Dr. V was a transgender woman. When Dr. V learned that the article would reveal her transgender status, she demanded that the author respect her privacy - describing being outed against her will as a "hate crime." When this request was refused, Dr. V committed suicide in October, 2013.
In a recent interview, Finland's Sports Minister Paavo Arhinmaki stated that he will not be attending the Olympics Opening Ceremony in Sochi.
NFL Network will air its new documentary Jerry Smith: A Football Life, on Tuesday, January 21 at 9:00 PM ET.
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Just weeks before the Opening Ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, Olympic Village "mayors" have spoken in favor of the anti-LGBT "propaganda law."