Lexi Rodgers, a transgender athlete who is hoping to play in the women’s NBL1 league, has spoken publicly for the first time.
She has called for understanding and kindness after former basketball player Andrew Bogut sparked an at-times offensive debate about whether she should be allowed to play against fellow women.
Rodgers, who wants to play for the Kilsyth Cobras in NBL1 South, spoke with former WNBL MVP Anneli Maley – who has been one of many WNBL players publicly supportive of playing against transgender athletes – on her podcast Under the Surface.
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“It’s good to have a bit of a voice, now, because, when it’s this hypothetical person and people are making a picture of what a transgender athlete looks like in their head, 1: I…