“Banning transgender people from sport is disgraceful and hurtful,” Green told The Washington Post. “It only means the rates of suicide and mental health issues will get even worse.”

“I just knew it was going to be the most liberating feeling when I had that surgery and to be in the body I knew I had to be,” Green says in the video above. “That was a bright spark in my mind during these dark times facing demons, but I knew there was light at the end of the tunnel.”