Run, Caster, Run
When the South African runner Caster Semenya won the women’s 800-meter title at the World Championship in Berlin last August, gender/sex testing found its way back into amateur sports. After a remarkable win, other female athletes cried foul and claimed Semenya was not a biological woman at all. While the world watched, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) subjected then-19-year-old Semenya to several weeks of testing to ascertain her “true” gender. The diagnosis: intersex. In response to this mortifying debacle, New York lesbians set up a web site called Caster Runs for Me (casterrunsforme.com) to carry messages of support to Semenya from all over the world.