Mack Beggs Mania: ESPN Films, Comedy Central Promote Transgender Wrestler

Believers of basic biology, take note: Mack Beggs was born a girl, but her revised birth certificate has transformed her into a "man." There's nothing anyone can do about that either, gloats Outsports's Cyd Zeigler, a bulldog for the gender-fluid LGBT movement.

Beggs made national headlines in 2017 and 2018 at a Texas high school because she claimed to be boy, but was forced against her will to wrestle in the girls' competition. Amid protests from girls and parents who felt her testosterone injections gave her an unfair advantage, Beggs won her last 92 matches and two state championships.

Now a member of the Life University men's wrestling team, Beggs is red-shirting this season. Last August, she had “top surgery” to make her chest more like a male's upper body. In January, in a Dallas County courtroom, Beggs’ birth certificate was reissued, listing her sex as "male." In this topsy-turvy world of transgender make-believe, altering a birth certificate now demands we re-define biology along with it. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter Randy Sachs wrote:

"At this time last year, the sports community was still in an uproar about the upcoming UIL (University Interscholastic League) state wrestling tournament with Euless Trinity’s Mack Beggs looking to defend the 110-pound girls’ championship.

"Beggs was in the process of transitioning from female to male but was forced to compete against girls due to the UIL rules governing competition.

"Much has changed in 12 months. Much has not."

The UIL has now changed its rule that required Beggs and other prep athletes in Texas to compete on girls' or boys' teams according to their birth gender. Political correctness now renders such policy practically archaic.

Beggs called the birth certificate change “a pretty big deal. I can now get my gender changed on my license in Texas. I also need to get changes on my insurance and medical records.”

After beating high school girls while complaining she's really a boy, Beggs was already the toast of the transgender world, Sachs recounted.

The publicity-seeking Beggs has traveled coast-to-coast and appeared on Tosh.0, a Comedy Central program hosted by comedian Daniel Tosh (appearing at right in above photo with Beggs). He played a video of Beggs winning a wrestling match and getting booed, then quipped: "Ah, the South's favorite past-time — hating what they don't understand."

Beggs also received awards from equality groups, begging the question: could ESPN's next Arthur Ashe Award For Courage be in the offing? It certainly was for Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner, one of the most famous transgenders of them all, when she won that award in 2015.

And ESPN Films has already made a program about her — "Mack Wrestles." The production will debut at the SXSW Film Festival and chronicles her junior year of high school to the present. Sachs writes: "Directors of the short film, Taylor Hess and Erin Sanger, said the collision of sports and society created a prime chance to tell Beggs’ story."

Hess said: “For me, sports is a microcosm that reflects the social and political landscape of our time and can help us to better understand ourselves and our relations to others. I hope this film resonates not only with sports fans, athletes, schools and organizations, but can open a dialogue for all of us to talk about an equitable space for trans athletes.”

Sachs wrote: "Along the way, Beggs’ story has been used as both a rallying cry for transgender issues as well as the inequities of sports in society. His story has been divisive and unifying. ... That whirlwind of a high school career, though, helped land Beggs in a welcoming and athletically-challenging environment at Life University, where the school has a solid wrestling program."

Beggs said the NAIA college she attends “has a lot of LGBT kids and is really friendly. I haven’t been treated negatively in any way. The guys on the team don’t treat me any differently. It’s been better for enlightenment purposes. I’m not the sole center of attention.”

Despite an elevated risk of suicidal behavior among LGBT people, the media seldom ever mention this tragic downside. Sachs' ending is typical left-stream media gibberish on the transgender topic: with seasons of scrutiny behind him, Beggs is "happy to be looking ahead."

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