Transgender Boy Closer to Winning Texas Girls Wrestling Title
A 17-year-old transgender boy at the center of a heated debate on transgender rights in Texas has moved one match closer to winning a state wrestling title. Mack Beggs, a junior at Euless Trinity in Dallas-Fort Worth, beat his female opponent on Saturday, leaving just one more match to win for him to claim the state girls wrestling title. Beggs, who is currently taking testosterone to transition from female to male, has pushed to be able to wrestle boys rather than girls, a move which some advocates support. State policy views the matter differently, however, and requires that students compete against the gender listed on their birth certificates.