WSF statement on President Biden’s “Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.”

On Wednesday, January 20, President Biden released an “Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.” This Executive Order (EO) is being misrepresented with a few salacious opinion pieces and Tweets that have taken social media by storm, leading to headlines claiming girls’ sports are ‘coming to an end’. […]

History of Title IX

June 23, 1972 Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is enacted by Congress and is signed into law by President Richard Nixon, prohibiting sex discrimination in any educational program or activity receiving any type of federal financial aid.1 Rep. Patsy Mink is recognized as the major author and sponsor of the bill, and […]

WSF Statement on the Equality Act

March 17, 2021: The fight for equality has consistently been the very cornerstone of the Women’s Sports Foundation, and it continues to drive our mission to this day. We steadfastly believe that humanity wins when everyone is treated fairly and equally, including the LGBTQ+ community. As such, we support the Equality Act and its mission to provide […]

WSF Statement on State Bills Banning Transgender Youth Sport Participation

March 11, 2021: The passage of SB 2536 in Mississippi marks the first piece of state legislation to be signed into law during the 2021 legislative session that targets transgender athletes’ participation in sports. During this legislative session, states continue to misuse girls and women’s sports to promote discrimination against transgender individuals, and all too […]

Playing in the Closet

If women plan on continuing to succeed in sports, then athletes and coaches must work at respecting one another, no matter what diverse background their teammates or players represent.