It is, at the very least, an acknowledgement of the problem.
The athlete Petrillo a few months ago obtained the name change at the registry office -from Fabrizio to Valentina- but her body remains male. La locker room sharing therefore creates great embarrassment for the athletes. While waiting for the issue of the male bodies in women's sports, a small but significant victory: separate changing rooms will be set up for Petrillo. Which makes the'unbearability of the situation.
It is now a matter of moving from the locker room to the competition fields.
Because if you recognise that Petrillo's body is male before and after the competition, it is not clear why it should be female during the competition.
Here exchange of letters between the athletes and their federation, Fidal. With a fortunately positive outcome.
Good morning, on behalf of and on behalf of n 30 athletes who mandate me to do so, I request the following :
at some recent competitions, Ms Valentina Petrillo, anagraphically female but transgender in gender, i.e. with male body, accesses the women's locker room with obvious general embarrassmentalso considering the presence of young female athletes.
We therefore request that Ms Valentina Petrillo dedicated changing rooms are reserved at each competition ground, In particular, we ask that our request be granted at the upcoming Italian Masters Championships in Ancona.
I await your reply and send my best regards.
Avv Mariuccia Fausta Quilleri
we have received positive response from the President of the Marche Regional Fidal Committee, who provided a changing room reserved for Ms Petrillo at the upcoming Italian Master Championships in Ancona.
The Federal Secretariat