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 […]

Participation of Transgender Athletes

Prohibitions against sex discrimination have been interpreted by state and federal courts to encompass discrimination based on gender identity or expression.

WSF Releases Amicus Brief with Lambda Legal and Athlete Ally, Supporting CIAC

In 2021 alone, eight states passed and signed laws that ban transgender athletes from sports with a majority specifically targeting transgender girls and women. Transgender girls and women continue to be excluded from sport, keeping them from gaining the benefits that come from participating in sports.  The Women’s Sports Foundation, Athlete Ally and Lambda Legal […]

Billie Jean King, Megan Rapinoe, Layshia Clarendon, and Brianna Turner join more than 150 Athletes and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association in Supporting Trans Youth Participation in Sports

(New York, NY, October 14, 2021) – Today, sports icon Billie Jean King, U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team Co-Captain and World Cup Champion Megan Rapinoe, and WNBA stars Layshia Clarendon and Brianna Turner joined more than 150 fellow athletes in women’s sports to support providing girls and women who are transgender the equal opportunity to […]

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 Releases Amicus Brief with Lambda Legal, Athlete Ally Opposing HB500

In recent years, transgender girls’ and women’s participation in sports has been challenged across the country. In 2020 alone, nearly 20 states introduced bills seeking to ban transgender athletes from sports with over half specifically targeting transgender girls and women. Girls’ and women’s sports continue to be used as a vehicle to discriminate against transgender […]

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’. […]

Billie Jean King, Megan Rapinoe, and Candace Parker Join Nearly 200 Athletes Supporting Trans Youth Participation in Sports

San Francisco, Calif. (December 21, 2020): Today, sports icon Billie Jean King, U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team Co-Captain and World Cup Champion Megan Rapinoe, and WNBA trail-blazer and legend Candace Parker joined nearly 200 fellow athletes in women’s sports to support providing girls and women who are transgender the equal opportunity to participate in sports. […]