On the Team: Equal Opportunity for Transgender Student Athletes

In October 2009 the National Center for Lesbian Rights and It Takes A Team!, co-sponsored a national think tank entitled, “Equal Opportunities for Transgender student athletes” to develop model policies and identify best practices for athletic programs.
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This think tank report includes best practice and policy recommendations for high school and collegiate athletic programs about providing transgender student athletes with equal opportunities to participation in school-based sports programs. In addition to specific policy recommendations for both high school and college athletics, the report provides guidance for implementing these policies to ensure the safety, privacy, and dignity of transgender student athletes as well as their teammates. Specific best practice recommendations are provided for athletic administrators, coaches, student athletes, parents, and the media.

On the Team: Equal Opportunity for Transgender Student Athletes (PDF 737k)

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Published Oct 4, 2010
By Women's Sports Foundation

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