‘Life is just too short’; Ellia Green confirms identity as a trans man | SBS News

Ellia Green realised as a young child – long before becoming an Olympic champion – that a person’s identity and gender assigned at birth can be very different things.

Now, about 20 years later, one of the stars of Australia’s gold medal-winning women’s rugby sevens team at the 2016 Olympics has transitioned to male.

Green, who has kept the same name, spoke about the decision publicly via video shown on Tuesday at a summit in Ottawa as part of the Bingham Cup rugby tournament.

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