Texas sportscaster Dale Hansen came to the defense of a transgender teen during a segment on WFAA-TV, and totally shut down transphobic bigots in the process.
In the video, Hansen spoke specifically of Mack Beggs, a 17-year-old athlete who is forced to wrestle against girls although he is a transgender boy. Beggs takes testosterone as part of the gender confirmation process, which changes his body to be more typically masculine. Hansen argues that this is not only unfair to the girls Beggs is wrestling, but to Beggs himself who clarified that he would feel more comfortable wrestling other boys.
…Hansen is sending the message that you don’t have to fully understand or agree with someone in order to be decent toward them.
“He’s a child, simply looking for his place in the world and a chance to compete in the world.”
How can you not love Dale Hansen?