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KPCC Forum on gender identity and sexual orientation in sports, Aug. 1 in Pasadena

Next Wednesday, Aug. 1, Pasadena-based KPCC and the Crawford Family Forum will host a forum on sexual orientation and gender in sports, focusing on the Olympic Games. Event organizers had a desire...

Should Olympic athletes be able to self-declare their gender?

The International Olympic Committee has had a transgender policy in place for almost a decade. That policy opens the door for participation by trans people if they meet requirements including...

Caster Semenya qualifies for London Olympics in 800m

South African middle-distance runner Caster Semenya has qualified for the London Olympics in the 800m. In doing so, she clocked the first sub-2-minute time in South Africa in 21 years. After the...

Moment #65: Caster Semenya asked to undergo gender test

Part of Outsports’ series on our 100 most important moments in gay sports history. Track & Field, 2009. Across our entire list of 100 moments, this may be the most complicated and most...

Track & field could soon ban women with high testosterone levels

The International Association of Athletics Federations, track & field's governing body, is changing some hormone-based rules to determine whether women can compete against other women. According to...

Caster Semenya wins first race back

Caster Semenya won her first race back. It was a leisurely 800 meters, a full 9 seconds off her best time, against a reportedly weak field at a Finnish meet. "To come and run a 2:04 is not easy,...

Caster Semenya cleared to race again

South African track champion Caster Semenya has been cleared by the International Association of Athletics Federations (track & field's governing body) to return to competition immediately. Semenya...

Claim: Semenya is 'a hermaphrodite'

South African runner Caster Semenya, whose gender has come into question very publicly after her victory at the World Championships, is "glamming it up" on the cover of You magazine with the...

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