By Biodun Ayeni
Janae Marie — the champion powerlifter who just came out as transgender — says she’s still deciding whether she’ll continue to compete as a man or as a woman … because she’s concerned about the backlash.
Janae Marie, formerly Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski — appeared on “TMZ Hollywood Sports” and spoke of how her life has changed since she went public about her gender.
Janae says she’s been surprised with the support she’s received from the elite powerlifting community ,despite the hate.
As a result she iscontemplating a decision about whether or not to compete as a woman moving forward.
“I’m hesitant because I’m afraid it would do more harm than good. I’m afraid it’s a no-win situation because if I win people will say it’s not fair, it’s cheating and I’m afraid that it would stir up a lot of people protesting against transgender athletes and I would never want to do anything to harm the transgender community.”