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World’s First Transgender National Figure Skater Has Eventful Debut (WATCH)


Finland introduced a transgender ice skater at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships.

The theme of this year’s event was “Just be you.”

“The Finnish Figure Skating Association promotes the importance of equality and diversity and develops skating according to its values,” ESPOO 2023 stated.

The opening ceremony featured “performers from various backgrounds.”

“With the diverse group of performers, we want to show that the ice has space for everyone,” ESPOO 2023 added.

One of the opening ceremony’s performers, Minna-Maaria Antikainen, identifies as a gender-neutral woman, according to synchronized skating coach Helena Tienhaara.

ESPOO 2023 stated:

According to Outi WuorenheimoExecutive Director of the Finnish Figure Skating Association and Secretary General of the ISU European Figure Skating Championships®, the championships’ main slogan, “Just be you”,is a welcome message for both the audience and the skaters. Wuorenheimo said that the figure skating audience and skaters may often be assumed as elitist. That is why she considers it important that everyone can arrive at the arena as they are.

“Figure skating is a very conservative sport with various strict rules. In international competitions, same-sex skating pairs are not allowed, and there is no category for non-binary skaters. I hope that every country will start working for equality and diversity in the field”, Wuorenheimo stated.

“We want to change the figure skating world by showing that talking about a skater’s weight is not the top priority, but muscular, healthy athletes may also succeed at the top level. It is important that we have different-looking skaters of various sizes in the competitions”, Wuorenheimo continued.

During the opening ceremony, Antikainen fell on the ice.

It appears everyone ignores the tumble.


This is considered a win for diversity?

To include a figure skater who can’t skate?

There are fantastic figure skaters, both male and female.

Yet, organizers would rather appease the woke mob and include an individual who can’t perform the task for the ceremony.

However, they’ll celebrate ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion.’

Twitter users commented on the performance:

Breitbart noted:

The sports world has been awash with controversy over transgender athletes for several years. Some sports have embraced athletes born as men competing against biological females, while others have gone in the opposite direction.

Most recently, officials of World Athletics bowed to the radical trans agenda by announcing that it would allow men posing as women to compete as females.

In 2022, the NCAA adopted rules allowing trans athletes to compete under their chosen gender that it claimed paralleled regulations adopted by the U.S. and International Olympic Committees.

On the other hand, Rugby banned athletes born as males from competing as females.

Several U.S. states have proposed bills banning transgender athletes in schools, while others have already moved to limit trans athletes to one degree or another. Only last month, a bill that would have banned men from competing as women failed to pass the Ohio Senate.

At least 18 states have considered laws banning men from competing in women’s sports, a movement that accelerated in 2022 when UPenn transgender swimmer Lia Thomas coasted to victory in the NCAA championships against his female competitors despite his mediocre record when swimming as a man.


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