LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Updated August 16, 2014 — About a week ago Maloney came out as trans in an interview with a UK tabloid. Shortly after I wrote this about her, it was brought to my attention that she may have had a homophobic past. At the time I believed that we should at least wait to see if she holds the same views post-transition.
Since then she has commented on some of these matters. She insists that she is not homophobic but did say this to the UK’s Telegraph:
“All I will say is that going through the transgender experience doesn’t mean suddenly I have the same opinions on everything as everyone in the LGBT community. . . .
“I still don’t think that children should be brought up in same-sex marriages.’’
While she’s entitled to her opinions, her statements do answer a lot of questions that many of us had about her since hearing of her transition.
t/h: Christina Ann Marie DiEdoardo
(Original article): Although reported earlier in British tabloids, reputable news agencies such as the BBC and UK’s The Guardian are also reporting that the rumors surrounding Kellie (formerly Frank) Maloney are true.
Maloney, as published in The Guardian quoting The Sunday Mirror: “. . . I have always known I was a woman. I can’t keep living in the shadows, that is why I am doing what I am today. Living with the burden any longer would have killed me.”What was wrong at birth is now being medically corrected. I have a female brain. I knew I was different from the minute I could compare myself to other children.” . . .
“The boxing community can think whatever they want about me now. I have come to terms with my transition but I don’t understand it. I hope society will be open minded.”
Maloney is the boxing legend behind Lennox Lewis’ world heavyweight title. Maloney also managed other champions. Maloney was also politically involved in the Independence Party in the UK.
Some were reporting the story as being false, however it appears that Maloney made the announcement herself in an interview with The Sunday Mirror. With the BBC on board as well as The Guardian, I believe the story is true, although I would suggest any trans person not use a tabloid to make announcements of this nature!
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