When I lived in Florida from 1998-2000, I played on the Ladies Spirit Tour.
Well, a "different" / interesting thing was happening to one of the players.
I want to be politically correct and I am NOT making fun of anyone. I actually am very cognizant of the differences of people.
One of the females players on this regional ladies tour was transiting to a man.
When she started on the tour, she had long hair and looked kinda boyish, but then we found out through
rumors that she was going through a sex change, and that she wanted to be a man.
I had no issue with this at all.
She was doing what she felt she needed to do to feel comfortable with herself.
I would watch her go into the women's restroom for years and I wondered to myself, when would she start to go into the men's restroom? And when will the females feel uncomfy she is in the women's restroom?
And that led me to think, at point can she no longer play on this women's tour?
If I was the TD, I would let her make that choice; and watch her actions.
I know it sounds so silly and simply, but in my mind, once she no longer finally felt like a woman, and finally a man, I figured she would stop going into the women's restrooms. It was kinda an unwritten test to see when she finally felt like a man.
Although, obviously she would let us know and then she was no longer allowed to play on the tour. It was no secret anymore what she was trying to do.
Eventually she started to get facial hair and cut her hair shorter. She always dressed more "manly" and so she never really wore girlie, frilly clothes anyway.
By the time I left FL, she hadn't completed
her transition and was still playing on the tour.
I do not know what ever happened to her, as she wasn't a very good pool player so I never heard her name again.
People think being a TD is easy work - but sometimes we run across these type of issues that we must handle with professionalism and leadership.
This isn't the first time this has come up - a man became a woman in the late 80s and even played on the WPBA Tour for a while. She lived in Texas and so I knew her personally. She passed away but I never heard that her playing on the WPBA was an issue. Anne Mayes also played on the Ladies Tour in Texas for many, many years and also became a cuemaker.