As the sports world considers various policies that involve the inclusion of trans women in women’s sports, a particular focus has been trained on World Rugby. Earlier this year a leaked report claimed that the international governing body would be banning all trans women from women’s rugby.
Various organizations, including International Gay Rugby, as well as women from across the sport, are lining up to oppose strict bans on trans women participating in women’s rugby. Others are pushing to keep trans women out of all women’s sports worldwide.
Outsports will continue to bring updates on the developments of World Rugby’s trans policy, as well as stories of trans athletes in rugby. Their stories are testaments to the power of inclusion in sports, as well as important contributions to debunking many of the myths about advantages and disadvantages in women’s sports.