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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

Trans wrestling trailblazer Amber Jo is going for her first championship belt

Nearly two years after her debut, she’s slated for a title match on Transgender Day of Remembrance.

After two years, Team Trans is getting back on the ice

The groundbreaking all-transgender hockey team is slated to play a series in Madison, Wisc. during Trans Awareness Week.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs restrictions on trans student-athletes into law

HB25 makes the state the 10th since last year to pass laws to limit participation

Taylor Edelmann applies pioneering past to help the future

When the NCAA opened competition to transgender student-athletes in 2011, Edelmann was among the first to play

Caitlyn Jenner has work to do after betraying trans athletes during her campaign

With her gubernatorial hopes in tatters, it’s time for Jenner to do right by the trans athletes she threw under the bus.

Quinn’s Olympics: They made history and they had game

Quinn is trans non-binary Canadian midfielder made history. They also made plays that helped Canada mine Olympic gold

Alana McLaughlin: ‘I want to pick up the mantle that Fallon put down,’ with fight postponed due to COVID

Seven years after Fallon Fox left the ring, McLaughlin readies for her MMA debut and talked about how Fox inspires her efforts, on The Trans Sporter Room.

Team Canada’s Quinn makes Olympic history

The veteran midfielder became the first out non-binary transgender athlete to compete in the Olympic Games.

Inclusion in sports is on a hot streak during Pride 2021, and this week was huge

From the ball fields and pitches, to the upcoming Olympics, courage is again proving to be contagious.

Trans weightlifter Laurel Hubbard selected for New Zealand Olympic team

The weightlifter is the second out transgender person preparing for Tokyo, and maybe will be the first to compete.

Hailey Davidson makes pro golf history as she shines against the odds

The first transgender golfer to win a pro tournament is aiming for a bid to earn her LPGA tour card for 2022.

Pull For Pride grant campaign supports trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and intersex athletes

The Trans Sporter Room highlights the pioneering powerlifting grassroots effort taking applications for grants through June 25.

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Trans girls deserve to play sports aligned with their gender identity

The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill weighs-in on the trans athlete debate.

We’re celebrating trans sports heroes on this TDoV

Outsports, in partnership with NCLR, introduced a new series of awards to pay tribute to transgender athletes, coaches and others working to give every trans competitor a chance to fulfill their dream.