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Olympic Channel launches new mini series on trans athletes

Five college and pro trans athletes are featured in ‘Identify.’

Harrison Browne was the first publicly out transgender professional team-sport athlete in the United States.

The Olympic Channel has launched a new miniseries featuring five transgender athletes. The five athletes featured in the series are, according to a network press release:

Athletes Chloe Anderson (volleyball player), Schuyler Bailar (swimmer), Harrison Browne (hockey player), Pat Manuel (boxer) and Chris Mosier (triathlete) each share their personal stories of the challenges and triumphs they’ve endured while facing gender and identity issues in their desire to compete.

Each of the five episodes features one of the athletes. Outsports has followed the career of all five athletes, including the coming-out stories of Anderson and Mosier. Mosier was Outsports’ 2016 Person of the Year.

The International Olympic Committee just last year adjusted its trans policy to make it more inclusive of trans athletes, in part due to Mosier’s qualification for the Duathlon World Championships.

The Olympic Channel is a joint venture of the IOC and NBCUniversal.

You can view the trailer for the new series here: