Chris Mosier will be the first transgender athlete baring it all in ESPN’s Body Issue out 6 July.
35-year-old Mosier said that he had wanted to be in ESPN’s Body Issue for over a year. ‘I think the reason I felt so inspired to do it is that I’m finally at a place where I feel very comfortable with my body. And as a trans person, being in a body that didn’t really fit me for 29 years, now I feel very comfortable in my own skin,’ he said.
Mosier made history in 2015 by becoming the first trans athlete to qualify for the 2016 World Championship as a proud member of the US National men’s team in the sprint duathlon.
His appearance in the magazine is inspiring, not only for trans athletes but also for any trans people who are learning to love their bodies.
Mosier has shown his excitement and thanks on Twitter and Facebook.
In 2014 he also founded the website transathlete.com to offer resources for trans inclusion in sport.
Mosier is joined in this year’s Body Issue by 56-year-old gay athlete, Greg Louganis among others.
This has been reposted from Gay Star News.