Elia Green, an Australian Olympian, comes out as transgender.

Elia Green, a gold medal-winning athlete from Australia, has come out as transgender.

Australia's green at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

A member of the women's rugby sevens squad, the gold medallist.

He on putting an end to homophobia and transphobia in sports

Postures as he delivers the opening address at the Bingham Cup International Summit.

Green made a self-promise when he left rugby.

The remainder of his life will be spent "in the identity, I ought to have," he said.

The athlete acknowledged it was "very tough" to adjust.

Because he will be the subject of many inquiries rather than accepted.

Green thinks that prohibiting transgender athletes from participating in sports is "outrageous" and "damaging."

The rugby star claims that "the rate of suicide and mental health [issues] will get worse".