Transgender athletes who've had to quit sports to transition might not see justice for themselves anytime soon, says Olympian Mark Tewksbury, the first Canadian athlete to voluntarily declare he was gay. Alex Hahn, who quit university soccer to transition, and Jacob Roy, who quit rugby, swimming and soccer because coaches wouldn't let him play, are among the transgender athletes taking the hits now, Tewksbury said.
Never during his five years teaching technology at Moncton's Harrison Trimble High School had Adam Binet seen his students so eager to work on a project as they were with the Blue Kits. These starter kits teach students about cybersecurity and the internet of things, a concept that describes how more and more everyday objects are connected to the internet and enabled to send and receive data. "This cutting edge technology gave [students] a different hands-on experience," said Binet.
When Alex Hahn, a transgender man, was a four-year-old in Moncton, he slipped into a black leotard and tiny ballet slippers every Saturday and waited for his mother to drive him and his younger sister Kirstyn to ballet class. One day, standing in line at a store with his mom, Hahn saw a boy wearing a soccer shirt and cleats. Hahn fell in love — with the uniform.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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