Tifanny Abreu

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Tifanny Abreu (born 1984, Goiás, Brazil) is a Brazilian volleyball player. She was the first trans woman to play in the Brazilian Women's Volleyball Superliga.[1]

Before playing in women's championships, she competed as a man for Superliga A and B in Brazil, and other championships in the leagues of Indonesia, Portugal, Spain, France, the Netherlands and Belgium. While in JTV Dero Zele-Berlare, Abreu decided to complete her gender transition. In 2017, she received permission from the International Volleyball Federation to compete in women's leagues.[1]

In 2018, Abreu ran as a candidate for the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party.[2]

In June 2020, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first LGBTQ Pride parade, Queerty named her among the fifty heroes "leading the nation toward equality, acceptance, and dignity for all people".[3][4]


Period Club Country Ref.
2008-09 Esmoriz  Portugal [5]
2014 JTV Dero Zele-Berlare  Belgium [5]
2017 Golem Palmi  Italy [5]
2017- Vôlei Bauru  Brazil [1]


  1. ^ a b c "Primeira trans da Superliga sonha com seleção e diz que mãe confunde seu nome". Globoesporte. Archived from the original on 2019-04-01. Retrieved 2019-06-25.
  2. ^ Kaiser, Anna Jean (October 5, 2018). "'Why not?': Transgender candidate busts stereotypes in Brazil". BBC News. Archived from the original on July 22, 2019. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "Queerty Pride50 2020 Honorees". Queerty. Archived from the original on 2020-07-24. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  4. ^ Bull, Chris (2020-06-18). "Meet the brave sports heroes of 2020 changing the world for the better". Queerty. Archived from the original on 2020-07-24. Retrieved 2020-07-28.
  5. ^ a b c "Rodrigo virou Tiffany, o ícone transexual que agita o voleibol". www.dn.pt. Archived from the original on 2019-04-09. Retrieved 2019-06-25.