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Brazil transgender soccer team fights prejudice

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — On a late May afternoon, the Bigtboys soccer team played its first match, a friendly game on a flood-lit neighborhood pitch bordered by chain-link fencing. With only four months of weekly training in the bag, the Bigtboys lost 9-1 to the more established Alligaytors. But just being on the field was unusually liberating to players on a squad that bills itself as Rio de Janeiro s first transgender men s soccer club. And when striker Caique Rodrigues scored the team s only goal, its supporters mostly girlfriends and a handful of family members screamed and shouted in excitement, temporarily drowning out their rivals more numerous,...


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