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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.

Lia Thomas confirms she’s aiming to compete at the 2024 Summer Olympics

Lia Thomas would be only the second out trans woman to compete at an Olympic Games.

Japanese pro wrestling legend Yu Ishino (fka Kagetsu) comes out as trans

Yu Ishino became on of the world’s most prolific pro wrestlers under the name Kagetsu before retiring in 2020.

Hockey president apologizes after supporting group on trans-athlete inclusion

Digit Murphy was criticized for supporting a group that wants access to sports for trans women, with transition requirements.

Journalist Danielle McLean finds warmth and safety as a trans athlete on the hockey ice

Team Trans Hockey member and senior editor talks about hockey’s place in her journey on the Trans Sporter Room.

Charlie Martin climbs to the podium in debut weekend at Laguna Seca

The trans pioneer ends up third in class in comeback from first-race DNF in her first-ever race weekend in the U.S.

This trans hockey player found her support system on the ice

Journalist Danielle McLean recently wrote an op-ed about the special place her women’s hockey league plays in her life as an out trans woman.

UK endurance racer Charlie Martin readies to race in the USA

The trans trailblazer will take the green flag in Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America.

Dr. Veronica Ivy eyes next steps as athlete and activist

The two-time world track cycling champion talks about sports, speaking out and self care on The Trans Sporter Room.

Trans athlete Blair Hamilton named goalie for national women’s team

Hamilton will compete with the England Universities Sport Women’s soccer team.

These 32 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.

Lia Thomas found success, and also came up short, at NCAAs. The debate rages on.

Lia Thomas won a national title, then had two poorer showings in finals. Everyone is claiming they were vindicated.

Emily Bridges decision shows the flaw in the IOC’s new framework

Cycling’s world governing body made a call and ignored a critical IOC principle in the process

Emily Bridges barred from competing in women’s national championship

The trans cyclist won a national title in the male category a few weeks ago. Her debut in female cycling now waits.

Thanksgiving on Trans Day of Visibility

A day of transgender sports joy and gratitude for these 47 trans athletes, coaches and officials, and so many more.

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Screamers scream about trans athletes

While scientists and medical professionals look for answers on the athletic effects of transition, people are left screaming about the facts.

6 truths and myths about Lia Thomas, trans athletes and women’s swimming

There is lots of information, and falsehoods, shared about Penn swimmer Lia Thomas.

Iszac Henig 5th, Lia Thomas 8th in 100-free final, two trans All-Americans in women’s swimming

Outsports is tracking trans swimmers Lia Thomas and Iszac Henig at the NCAA Women’s Swimming Championships.

Important study of trans athletes looking for people to participate

Joanna Harper is part of a group looking to study transgender athletes as they transition.

Lia Thomas wins NCAA championship in 500 freestyle

Thomas is the first trans athlete to win an NCAA Division 1 national title.

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