Transgender Female Disc Golfer Removed From Women’s Event

  • The Disc Golf Pro Tour was pushed into the spotlight over the weekend after Natalie Ryan, a transgender female competitor, saw her chances of possibly winning a California tournament disappear due to an appeal of court ruling.
  • The Professional Disc Golf Association tightened its rules on transgender participation in December, which would have kept Ryan out of the women’s division. She filed a discrimination lawsuit in February, saying the tour’s decision was based on “prejudice,” according to OutSports.
  • On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley granted Ryan a temporary restraining order to allow her to play.