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How ADs can support trans athletes

Helen Carroll and Pat Griffin have penned a thoughtful piece on "The Transgender Athlete" for Inside Higher Ed.

Many of these young people want to play on their schools' or colleges' sports teams. As a result, athletic directors and coaches increasingly find themselves unprepared to make decisions about what team a transgender student is eligible to play for. As the number of transgender students who want to play on school sports teams increases, school athletic leaders must identify effective and fair policies to ensure their right to participate. Though the issue of accommodating the needs of transgender students, staff and faculty in higher education has received attention, it has not been adequately addressed in athletics.

Definitely worth a read for anyone committed to trans equality in sports...and all of those coaches and ADs out there!