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Man Who Identifies as a Woman Who Identifies as a Man Wins Weightlifting Competition

March 23, 2017


The Overheard Press

Charles Blake has dominated his first major competition, taking on the South African International in Cape town and making history as the first Non-Cis, Double-Transgendered, Heteronormative Male (NCDTHM) to compete in the event.

Blake was assigned the gender “male” at birth based on his anatomical sex, but he identifies as a biologically female woman who identifies with the male gender and is sexually attracted to biologically female women who identify as women.

The 32-year-old won the men’s 85kg division at the Cape Town event, setting two unofficial national records in the process. Blake’s win is considered a pioneering moment in sport for the LBGT community.

“I’m just thankful our progressive society realizes that just because I was born as a man, dress like a man, compete as a man, and am attracted to women, my gender identity isn’t simple,” Blake told reporters after his victory.

“My gender identity is far more complicated and fluid than most people think.”

Blake’s performance has qualified him…

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