Male-to-female athlete Cece Telfer was recently rewarded for "pioneering actions" in the sport of track and field, having won a national championship in 400m hurdles in 2019, as reported by The Daily Caller.
Tifanny Abreu, a 6'4 transgender woman who once was pictured on the cover of a magazine with the headline "one of the guys" is a Brazilian volleyball player in the women's top league, Superliga Women. Abreu was also given an award in 2021 for being "a winner on the floor and a force for the community off of it."
Abreu also benefits from an Adidas sponsorship and was featured in an ad campaign spiking a volleyball over two women and then running with the girls on the beach.
"Not only is she an unstoppable athlete, but she also uses her voice to encourage others to embrace their own identities," the caption reads.
Looking back, Lia Thomas made international news when the male competed in women's NCAA swimming, breaking several records along the way.
TheBlaze recently reported on a transgender hockey tournament that resulted in the concussion of a female at the hands of a male player.
A transgender cyclist going by Rachel McKinnon won multiple championships in 2019 competing against women as well. In 2022, British Cycling banned transgender women from competing in its competitions after then-Prime Minister Boris Johnson made remarks condemning the male competitors taking part in the sport.
In 2020, high school athletes in Connecticut filed a federal lawsuit over two male athletes dominating their track and field categories, sweeping the field for 15 state titles. Litigation is still ongoing.
Idaho is in the middle of a legal battle surrounding a ban against transgender athletes in women's competitions, facing the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of transgender students. In 2020, Idaho became the first state to pass such legislation, resulting in Lindsay Hecox, a transgender student at Boise State University, filing a lawsuit.
Indiana, which passed similar legislation, is facing legal action from eight transgender women (biological males) who are filing briefs in support of a 10-year-old transgender child who is suing the state's public school system.
An example of an transgender athlete performing at the highest level may be a women's soccer player who goes only by "Quinn," identifying as non-binary, who played for Canada's national women's soccer team.