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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.

Runners in Heat 1 of the Womens 100m Hurdles Semi-Final at the Aviva 2010 UK Athletics Championships and European Trials at the Alexandra Stadium in Birmingham
Runners in Heat 1 of the Womens 100m Hurdles Semi-Final at the Aviva 2010 UK Athletics Championships and European Trials at the Alexandra Stadium in Birmingham

Content Summary

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)(737.18 KB)

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