(UPDATED) Renowned transgender UK boxing manager Kellie Maloney not quite pro-trans/LGBT

Frank Maloney kellie maloneyLEXIE 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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9 replies

  1. And another man bites, and another man bites, and another man bites the dust. Hey, hey!
    Congrats Kelly, welcome to the club. May your transition be a wonderful experience.



  3. Is she homophobic and racist? This thread of discussion is from Facebook . . .

    XXXXXXXXXXX: Too bad she belongs to a racist, homophobic, right wing fringe party. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Independence_Party

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX: Yikes–I had liked her story before I heard about the UKIP links

    Lexie Cannes: They will either have to accept her or reject her — either way, trans people will win down the road. Kellie has thrown a ball in their court, so lets see what they do.

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX: Sorry, but I have a hard time seeing someone who advocates racism and homophobia as a “role model” whether they are trans or not.

    Lexie Cannes: perhaps. However, lets give her the benefit of the doubt and see what she says post-transition. If she makes a homophobic or racist statement again, I’ll write up another article and hold her accountable.

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX: I appreciate that Lexie Cannes, but her past record speaks so loudly it’s hard for me to believe that she feels differently unless *she* comes out and says so. (It is a question some enterprising reporter could and should ask her–I’m surprised Pinknews.co.uk hasn’t done so already).

  4. She is “now” a trans woman? Didn’t she say she *always” felt like a woman? If so, then how is it that she is only “now” trans?!

    • I’m very surprised by that silly comment I always knew I was a woman but I didn’t transition till I was 40 some people transition later then that.so next time you make a stupid comment like that put your brain into gear first,

      • I didn’t know I was female until age 39, and I didn’t start transition until I was 40. But it’s not transition that makes me a trans woman – it is a fact of my psyche / biology / whatever, and it is something that I’ve had since I was born. I was a trans female whether I was aware of it or not, whether I was in transition or not, whether my ID said male or female. It is something innate to me – it isn’t something that visited me in later life. It is something that took me a very long time to be aware of, and to do something about, but it was always there. Now maybe there are some people who are born cisgender who become transgender later in life, but I don’t believe I’ve ever met such a person.

  5. She’s always been Trans, shes just now decided to transition. (Headline fail).

    Also she isn’t part of UKIP anymore. Her past is her past, its time people got over it and allowed her to move forward with her life.

  6. Realizing that whatever you try to do will not cure you from being transgender or gay, is an epiphany to many people who were scared straight in their past life. It takes guts to sacrifice your career path, reputation, most friends, and even your own family for the sake of coming out of the closet, then only to walk through a gauntlet of ridicule, hate and discrimination by the general public.

  7. sadly, there are people that hold bigoted and racist views, PEOPLE, not necessarily Trans people, white people, black people, etc etc. Just because someone transitions doesn’t mean they all sing from the same hymn sheet. You can find a bigot in any walk of life.

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