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Trans swimmer Meghan Cortez-Fields nets podium finish and school records at conference final

The Ramapo College (N.J.) senior ends up 2nd in 100 fly at NJAC championships, but misses an NCAA qualifying mark.

Nikki Hiltz powers to second straight 1500-meter USATF indoor title

A powerful bell lap sends Hiltz to the World Athletic Championships and continues a march toward the Summer Olympics.

CeCé Telfer chronicles her journey in upcoming autobiography

The NCAA’s first out trans individual champ seeks to bring hope in telling her life story.

Trans golfer Hailey Davidson hopes to ‘cool the fire’ as NXXT Tour requests hormone tests

Davidson is receiving increased flak from the usual suspects having made a strong start to her winter tour season.

Division III Roanoke College takes center stage in fight over transgender athletes

The NCAA pushed back a piece of their trans student-athlete policy for further study. One Virginia school decided to move ahead anyway.

Cal Calamia flies to NYC Marathon nonbinary division win

Their right to race was in doubt a month ago, but the nonbinary athlete made a strong statement with a cool, consistent effort.

Marathon swimming legend Diana Nyad reverses on trans inclusion in sports

Nyad says ‘all women are negatively affected by the ways transgender women are targeted by discrimination and abuse in sports and elsewhere.’

A third win puts trans boxer Patricio Manuel in BoxRec U.S. rankings at 103rd

After four-year wait for a fight, Manuel cards two wins in three months.

USA Cycling trans participation survey is facing heavy criticism

Competitors feel the survey and questions are disrespectful towards transgender cyclists.

Denied an Olympic chance, transgender sprinter Halba Diouf laments World Athletics ban

After years of training to run for her home country at Paris 2024, Diouf feels marginalized by her sport’s governing body.

Nikki Hiltz just won another race, continuing their great season

The non-binary runner ended a successful week with another win in Iowa.

Austin Killips takes overall win at Tour of the Gila

The trans cyclist also grabbed polka dots for best climber, and flak for just being who she is.

Mack Beggs protested Texas’ proposed trans athletes ban at the State House

The two-time state champ and current MMA prospect returned home to speak out against pending anti-trans legislation

Nikki Hiltz speaks out loud with a USATF road 1-mile championship win in Iowa

Nikki Hiltz adds another national crown in 2023 and bolsters beleaguered local LGBTQ fans in a state where their rights are under assault.

Trans powerlifter JayCee Cooper wins discrimination suit against USA Powerlifting

A Minnesota judge rules the governing body violated her civil rights by denying trans women a opportunity to compete.

For years, Black transgender athletes have led the way on inclusion

Black transgender athletes are trailblazers on and off the field.

Federal appeals court votes to rehear case upholding Connecticut’s transgender athletes policy

In a rare move, New York court decides to revisit a decision that could change the eligibility of Connecticut’s transgender athletes.

UK Athletics proposes an open category for trans athletes

Officials express concerns about how current national human rights law would affect a rules change

Trailblazing trans boxer Patricio Manuel pushes back against the WBC’s proposed trans division

Manuel, the first transgender boxer to win a professional fight in the U.S., says the WBC is being discriminatory.

LGBTQ inclusion at forefront at U.S. Cyclocross Nationals

Trans and nonbinary racers make their mark and what happens next could move a sport further along.

Trans golfer Rio Pearlstein makes an impact on the links

Wins on the course and charting a course for other trans youth to follow are his goals.

Netflix doc chronicles Leo Baker’s wild ride with heart and honesty

"Stay on Board" provides an open look at Baker’s special journey in sports and life.

Trans women playing billiards are now under attack, showing the absurdity of trans opponents

Transphobia in sports is getting out of control as recent events illustrate.

Boxing New Zealand announces transgender fighters won’t be allowed to compete in their corresponding gender categories

The federation says it will establish an open category for trans and non-binary boxers.

Hailey Davidson competes at the Colorado Women’s Open, eyes a successful 2022

Despite a rough outing in Denver, the trans golfer says ‘22 has been a stronger season thus far

This Seattle-based softball team was created for trans and non-binary players

The Puget Sound Pronouns are built in the image of their founder, who makes plays on the diamond, and wants to do the same in the community.

All-trans soccer team set for history on the pitch on Trans Day of Visibility

TRUK United FC to meet regional league side Dulwich Hamlet FC for a historic match, March 31.

Lia Thomas and Iszac Henig will compete in the NCAA Division 1 swim championships

They will be the first out trans athletes to compete at a Division 1 championship meet in NCAA history.

How trans athletes and allies are aiding Denmark’s drive for inclusion

This week’s edition of the Trans Sporter Room features a dynamic duo who are working on trans inclusion in Denmark.

NCAA changes its policy on trans inclusion to mirror the Olympics

The policy, which will be adopted immediately, could bring a new twist to the Lia Thomas saga.

Outsports Transgender Athlete Advocate of the Year: Alana McLaughlin

The MMA fighter seeks to continue Fallon Fox’s legacy, but also opened her first fight leaving a special legacy of her own.

Trans sports advocate Kirsti Miller is bullish on IOC’s new framework

The Australian athlete-turned-trans advocate feels the new direction will pay dividends throughout sports

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