Out British diver and television
personality Tom Daley recently discussed FINA's ruling on transgender
FINA (International Swimming
Federation) is the governing body for international competitions in
water sports, including swimming, diving, and water polo.
FINA announced it would establish an
“open” category for transgender athletes at elite competitions.
The decision was described as
“discriminatory” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's
largest LGBTQ rights advocate.
Speaking with Britain's iNews at the
British LGBT Awards, Daley said that he was “furious” over the
“I was furious,” the 28-year-old
Daley said, adding that he feels “really strongly” about the
“You know, like most queer people,
anyone that's told that they can't compete or can't do something they
love just because of who they are, it's not on,” he
FINA's decision effectively prohibits
American swimmer Lia Thomas from competing in female Olympic