Looking for Study Participants: Transgender and Non-Binary Adults’ Perceived Barriers and Facilitators to Participation in High School Sport and Physical Activity

This study is looking to explore perceptions about inclusion in high school sports. - LOGAN HALL-POTVIN/for the Free Press, Burlington Free Press via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Hello, my name is Mackenzie MacLeod, I am a doctoral student at Northcentral University conducting my dissertation study. My study is about the barriers and facilitators to sport participation that transgender and non-binary individuals face. To qualify as a potential participant, you must be able to answer "yes" to all these criteria below.

1. You are age 18 or older

2. You identify as Transgender or Non-binary

3. You are currently in High School in the United States or have graduated within the last five years.

4. You played an interscholastic sport or participated in a club sport for your High School

If you decide to participate in this study, you will be asked to do the following activities:

1. Participate in a 1:1 online interview over Zoom for 60-75 minutes

2. Review a summary of your interview responses via email for 10-15 minutes

During these activities, you will be asked questions about:

· Your age, gender identity, state in which you attended high school, and year of high school graduation

· Your experience with sport enrollment and participation.

· Your experience in the locker room.

· Your experience with safety and dangers while participating in sport.

· Your relationships with coaches, teammates, athletic director, athletic trainer, and other sport personnel.

· School policies related to your participation in sports.

· Your opinion about how to make sports safer for athletes who are Transgender or Non-binary.

If you have any questions about my study or would like to volunteer, please contact me at

Thank you!