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Trans women in sports to engage in powerful conversation at Outsports Pride

Five trans women will share the power of sports in their lives and the impact of the current trans-athlete debate.

Four incredible trans women will engage in a conversation about the impacts of the current trans-athlete debate in their lives. l-r: Chloe Psyche Anderson, Andraya Yearwood, Athena Del Rosario, CeCe Telfer and Dawn Ennis.

Update: The panel will be joined by NCAA D2 National Champion CéCe Telfer, who won the women’s 400-meter hurdles a couple weeks ago.

The conversation about trans inclusion in sports will take center stage at the Outsports Pride Summit being held June 7 at UCLA.

Four women will engage in a conversation titled: “The real-life effects of the trans-athlete debate on trans women.” The conversation is aimed at discussing not just the power of sports inclusion in the lives of trans women, but also the impact the tenor and substance of the current debate about trans women in sports is having on them.

The panel discussion will feature the voices of:

  • Dawn Ennis is the managing editor of Outsports.com and will moderate the conversation.
  • Chloe Psyche Anderson competed on the UC-Santa Cruz women’s volleyball team.
  • Athena Del Rosario was a goalie for the UC-Santa Cruz women’s soccer team and now plays with Team USA beach handball.
  • CeCé Telfer is a track and field athlete for Franklin Pierce Univ. and a 2019 National Champion.
  • Andraya Yearwood is a high school track and field athlete in Connecticut.

It was in part Yearwood’s participation and success in Connecticut high school girls track and field that has sparked some of the current conversation about trans inclusion in sports. Anderson and Del Rosario both competed in the NCAA for the same school. Each woman has a lot to say about their experiences as a trans athlete.

You can join us for Outsports Pride in Los Angeles, June 6-9, by going to the event’s website and registering. The event is being sponsored by the Los Angeles Dodgers and is being hosted by UCLA.