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Trans Athletes

World Boxing Council intends to introduce new transgender category

Last year, the WBC barred transgender boxers from competing against cisgender fighters.

Trans swimmer Iszac Henig switches from the women’s to the men’s swimming team at Yale

Henig talks about coming full circle in a New York Times op-ed.

These 20 trans women have won national or international competitions or championships

While most trans women aren’t winning major titles, here are over a dozen athletes who have found success.

Lia Thomas and Iszac Henig are Outsports 2022 Transgender Athletes of the Year

The Ivy League swimmers were both at the center of one of the biggest stories in all of sport in 2022.

Professional Disc Golf Association announces restrictions for trans women for 2023

‘The decision sends a clear message,’ said trans pro Natalie Ryan. ‘This board does not want me to succeed.’

Trans cyclist Austin Killips takes 3rd in the snow at U.S. Cyclocross Nationals

Another trans athlete, Jenna Lingwood, finished 5th and also captured the 40-44 Masters championship.

Trans cyclist Emily Bridges: ‘I’m still here’

A new documentary looks at Bridges’ fight for her right to race in the female category as British Cycling ponders new policy.

Trailblazing trans boxer Patricio Manuel is getting ready to return to the ring

Manuel, whose famous gloves will be part of a new project on transgender history, is preparing to fight again.

Trans driver Charlie Martin has chance to win a season title at final race weekend

Despite a first-race podium, setbacks left Martin and Jason Gagne-Keats short of a class championship.

Transgender NFL cheerleader has more support, less blowback, and that’s positive

Justine Lindsay shakes her pom-poms and shows off her dance moves for Carolina Panthers fans.

Documentary on trans MMA fighter Alana McLaughlin in production

The trans MMA fighter eyes her next fight as she tells the story of her debut.

These 33 trans athletes have competed openly in college

Lia Thomas has ignited a debate over trans inclusion in college sports. She’s not the first or last to compete.

At least 44 states ask female high school athletes about their ‘menstrual period’

Female athletes encounter questions about their periods. Some states request genital inspections for ‘males only.’

Trans basketball coach Layne Ingram discusses trans inclusion in sports on Dr. Phil

Dr Phil talks about trans inclusion in women’s sports on his episode this Friday.

Prominent athletes share video of support as trans student-athlete lawsuit has its day in federal court

Athletes show vocal support for transgender defendants in the continuing ADF-Connecticut schools case.

Trans trailblazer Kelly Jenkins overjoyed with Natalie Ryan’s success

The disc golf veteran and the PGDA’s first out transgender competitor is aglow with Ryan’s breakout success in 2022.

Natalie Ryan is first trans athlete to win MVP Open Disc Golf title

The first trans pro disc golf Elite Series winner outlasted the tour’s top two for her second tour win in 2022.

Trans rugger gearing up to challenge England’s Rugby Football Union ban

Trans researcher Joanna Harper says she would testify in case calling it ‘the right to do.’

Caitlyn Jenner gives long, detailed support for trans golfer Hailey Davidson, on Fox News

Jenner defended the transgender golfer aiming for a spot on the LPGA Tour, saying golf is ‘different’ from other sports.

Hailey Davidson misses LPGA card cut, even as anti-trans voices scream ‘not fair’

Of the 106 women who qualified for Stage II of certification, Davidson was not one. So ‘unfair.’

This Olympic champ just came out as trans shortly after his athletic career was over

Ellia Green won Olympic gold in rugby and is now sharing his story in connection with the Bingham Cup.

Pro wrestler Aiden von Engeland comes out as a trans man at ‘Wrestle Queerdom’

Aiden von Engeland made the announcement in the ring prior to his match against Shea McCoy at Saturday night’s event.

Leo Baker doc coming to Netflix, exploring his transition and Olympic decision

Last year Leo Baker had a choice: Continue his gender transition or compete in the Olympics.

Ness Murby aims for Paris Paralympics 2024, a proud trans athlete

The transgender Canadian Paralympian says he is finally free to be himself and free to speak out.

Verity Smith pushes for more wins and inclusion for trans athletes in England

Smith leads the charge to keep trans youth playing. He competes for the leading team in UK wheelchair rugby.

English rugby organizations ban trans women from female competition

Rugby Football Union and Rugby League put forth new policies regarding transgender women. Protesters showed up at the governing body’s headquarters prior to the vote.

Lia Thomas nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year, sparking praise and backlash

Lia Thomas is one of 577 nominees for the prestigious award.

British Triathlon puts trans athletes in new ‘open’ competition category starting in 2023

Transgender and non-binary athletes will compete alongside cisgender men. Women’s division limited to athletes who are "the female sex at birth".

Tom Daley lambastes FINA over trans athlete ban

After FINA disqualified trans athletes from competing in events like the Olympics, Daley expresses his fury with diving’s governing body

Trans women banned from elite women’s swimming, including the Olympics

FINA says trans women will not compete in the female category if they’ve experience puberty, will create an ‘open’ category.

Trans women must wait 2 years to be eligible for competition, says cycling world governing body

Trans cyclist Emily Bridges has been kept out of competition. Now UCI responds with new regulations effective July 1.

Trans cyclist Emily Bridges gives powerful interview, wants to see a trans-inclusion policy in cycling now

In the ITV interview, Bridges says anti-trans statements by British PM Boris Johnson led to threats against her.