Tag Archives: “Gender Discrimination”

Texas Spotlights Transgender Athlete Issues as Bill Progresses in Legislature

The Texas University Interscholastic League’s constitution requires that student-athletes compete according to the gender on their birth certificate. In February, a 17-year-old transgender male was required to wrestle against females, despite his preference to compete in the boys’ league. He went on to win the Class 6A 110-pound girls’state championship in Texas high school wrestling … Continue Reading

Turf War: Female Soccer Stars Sue FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association

More than 60 of the top female soccer players, including U.S. stars Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan, have brought a lawsuit against the Canadian Soccer Association and FIFA, the international governing body of football, asserting that the organizations’ decision to play the 2015 Women’s World Cup on artificial turf constitutes gender discrimination.  A men’s World … Continue Reading

Defeating Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination on the Field

While Jason Collins, the first male professional athlete currently playing on a U.S. sports team to announce he is gay, may have received overwhelming public support, Collins’s personal journey was no doubt a difficult one.  Similarly, NCAA basketball player Brittney Griner recently acknowledged she is gay and discussed her experiences being bullied as a child.  … Continue Reading
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