Including Transgender Athletes in Sex-Segregated Sport
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Sport: Essays from Activists, Coaches, and Scholars, p. 23, G. B. Cunningham, ed., Center for Sport Management Research and Education, 2012
13 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2012
Date Written: 2012
The Author focuses her chapter on the varying degrees of trans inclusive policies found across the sport spectrum. Presently, private and public policy addressing participation by transgender athletes can be described on a spectrum of least to most inclusive. The Author’s chapter describes and evaluates different ways in which athletic associations and sport organizers are trying to accommodate transgender athletes into single-sex athletic teams. It ends with recommendations for advocacy to promote the inclusion of transgender athletes across all sports.
Keywords: transgender, athletes, sports, athletics, segregation by sex
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