03/04/2011 09:48 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Transgender Roller Derby Player Discusses New League Policy

By Ross Forman, courtesy of the Windy City Times

The Chicago Outfit Roller Derby League has taken a bold step off the track that will have a huge impact when it competes within the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).
The Outfit formally voted in a policy to allow transgender women skaters to join the league, the Windy City Times has learned exclusively.

"We've yet to send out a formal press release regarding this, but we are very proud of the diversity represented by our league and we're glad that our league can be one of the leagues to formally create a policy allowing transwomen skaters," said Bethany Johnson, who skates as Meg Gyver and is the league's marketing manager.

Meg Gyver also is the league's lone transgender skater.

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