NHL sparks debate after 'trans women are women' response to fan's post about 'men playing on women's team'

'Trans women are women. Trans men are men. Nonbinary identity is real,' said NHL

NHL sparks debate after 'trans women are women' response to fan's post about 'men playing on women's team'
NHL fell into controversy in a recent tweet as they posted pictures of a Teen Trans draft held at Wisconsin (NHL/ Twitter)
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MIDDLETON, WISCONSIN: Social media geared up for an intense gender-related discussion as National Hockey League (NHL) posted pictures from a 'Team Trans Draft' tournament in Wisconsin on Tuesday, November 22. A user questioned the participation of Transmen in the NHL, he tweeted, "So, men playing on woman's team?" 

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NHL responded to this tweet, saying, "Trans women are women. Trans men are men. Nonbinary identity is real." The initial post of NHL stated, "The NHL is proud to support this past weekend's Team Trans Draft Tournament in Middleton, Wisconsin. This was the first tournament comprised entirely of transgender and nonbinary players, with around 80 folks participating! #HockeyIsForEveryone #NHLPride."

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According to Daily Mail, the tournament held over the weekend was hosted by Team Trans Ice Hockey, which describes itself as "the first-ever ice hockey team made up entirely of transgender athletes." NHL has previously donated to Team Trans to pay their travel costs for players who traveled from across the US, Canada and Japan for games. 

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The new debate is occurring amid various discussions on the participation of the trans community in sports. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, November 22. Jenner stated, "This issue is not going to go away, but I really feel the state of Washington has to make it a little bit tougher. [Transgender students] cannot just identify [as transgender] and then compete against the women."  

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'For the love of god stay out of politics... please'

The Internet quickly reacted to NHL tweet. A user said, "What nonsense is this? Who let the woke intern run the NHL account?" A tweet read, "Unicorns are real. The sky is magenta with brown spots. Volcanos erupt water. Who let the clown have the password to the NHL account?." "Then why did you feel the need to put the signifier of “trans” in front then?," another added. A user said, "Don't worry. I don't need to watch hockey. Bye." "For the love of god stay out of politics... please," added another. A user claimed, "Well looks like I’m done with Hockey now!"

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Another stated, "All the worst people are going to get mad at this, so props to the person running the account." Another fan stated, "We know you have to say this. We understand. But imagine being the people that actually believe this. Lol." "If trans women are women and trans men are men... 1) are women trans women? 2) are men trans men? 3) are men women, are women men? 4) if it's a spectrum aren't there really no women and no men, and therefore no trans women and no trans men?" added another user. 

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