The Sports Equality Foundation hosted “A Conversation on Transgender Inclusion in Sports” on its TikTok account Tuesday evening, ahead of the Transgender Day of Visibility.
Mack Beggs led the conversation. He’s the transgender man who made headlines in high school because Texas law would not allow him to wrestle other boys. Tuesday he announced his retirement from collegiate wrestling.
He spoke with the first publicly out trans woman to win an NCAA track & field title, CeCé Telfer, and the world-famous Team USA duathlete, outstanding transgender advocate and Olympic hopeful, Chris Mosier, who is the driving force behind transathlete.com and a Nike athlete.
Joining them in this conversation was Brooke Rundle, a former pro volleyball player, Athlete Ally ambassador and out lesbian who runs a non-profit called Headstrong MindSet. They spoke with elite biathlete Lucy Hochschartner, a straight ally who wrote a powerful op-ed against the Montana bill that would ban trans girls and women from women’s sports.
Each one of these two women and two men is inspiring and amazing.
This discussion of the current state of trans student-athlete inclusion, women’s sports issues, and the importance of allies in these efforts was recorded and can be viewed on Outsports’ YouTube channel.