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A Safe Zone: 5 Keys to creating inclusive teams by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted June 19, 2014 at 12:43am

A Safe Zone: 5 Keys to Creating Inclusive Teams by Erica Quam @coachquam...more

Gender in MMA: Female fighters expected to walk a fine line
by Women's MMA Roundup
posted April 29, 2014 at 2:19pm

UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey recently referred to Cris "Cyborg" Santos an "it" because of all the steroids she allegedly has taken.  Women's MMA Roundup discusses this insult as it relates to gender, specifically in the world of mixed ma...more

ACLU Presses Florida Technical College to Let Transgender Student Use Women's Bathroom
by Title IX Blog
posted August 30, 2013 at 7:39pm

The ACLU has gone to bat for a transgender woman nursing student at the Pinellas (Florida) Technical Education Center who has been denied access to the women's bathroom, by issuing a letter demanding that they restore her right to access the same faciliti...more

Title IX Is No Excuse to Reject Transgender Applicants to Women's Colleges
by Title IX Blog
posted April 1, 2013 at 12:08pm

Smith College, a women's college in Northampton, Massachusetts, has made news in recent weeks (see, e.g., here, here, and here) for its widely publicized decision to refuse to consider the application of a transgender applicant.  According to the rej...more

Just for women sports 24/7 coming our way
by HeraeaMarketing
posted February 12, 2013 at 7:46pm

Sports Channel for Women TV...more

Sports Illustrated puts spotlight on transgender athletes
by Caitlin Constantine
posted May 30, 2012 at 1:03pm

A recent Sports Illustrated article addresses the issues faced by athletes like aspiring Olympian Keelin Godsey....more

Firing of Transgender Student-Teacher Raises Title IX Concern
by Title IX Blog
posted May 3, 2012 at 7:05pm

A Wilmington (Ohio) College senior student-teaching at area Hillsboro High School was dismissed in January on his second day of placement.  Recently, however, the Wilmington News Journal raised questions about the role of discrimination in that decis...more

Massachusetts Adds Transgender Protection to Anti-Discrimination Laws
by Title IX Blog
posted November 18, 2011 at 10:06pm

In my home state of Massachusetts, the legislature recently added a prohibition against discrimination on the basis of gender identity to anti-discrimination laws that cover education. Gender identity is defined int he law to mean "a person's gender-rela...more

Women's College in Virginia Has Policy to Expel Transgender Students
by Title IX Blog
posted October 24, 2011 at 11:23pm

Hollins University, a private, women's college in Virginia, is in the news this week for its policy to expel transgender students who "self-identify" as male and have taken one of the following steps towards transitioning to the male sex: "1) begins hormo...more

WSF Releases Position Statement on Intersex Athletes
by Pat Griffin's LGBT Sport Blog
posted September 23, 2011 at 10:10am

The Women’s Sports Foundation has released a position statement this week on the Participation of Intersex Athletes in Women’s Sports. The primary authors of the position paper, Nancy Hogshead-Makar and Erin Buzuvis, are to be commended for articulat...more

NCAA Adopts Trans-Inclusive Policy
by Pat Griffin's LGBT Sport Blog
posted September 14, 2011 at 3:32pm

The NCAA announced a policy yesterday that clarifies their position on the participation of transgender student-athletes in sex-separated sports. The policy is largely based on recommendations included in On The Team: Equal Opportunities for Transgender ...more

NCAA Adopts Policy for Including Transgender Athletes
by Title IX Blog
posted September 14, 2011 at 1:48am

The NCAA has approved a policy to govern athletics participation by transgender athletes who have transitioned to another sex. The new rule, which takes immediate effect, allows a transgender athlete who has transitioned from male to female to participat...more

Title IX and Transgender Students at Single-Sex Colleges
by Title IX Blog
posted August 1, 2011 at 1:17am

Inside Higher Ed recently had an article about transgender students at single-sex colleges. Like this piece in the Boston Globe a few years ago, the article addresses the increasingly common practice of re-issuing diplomas to reflect the new names and ge...more

Transgender player Kye Allums leaves team
by After Atalanta
posted May 20, 2011 at 2:45pm

Kye Allums, the openly transgender member of the George Washington women's basketball team, has announced that he will not be playing his senior year.It is largely due to the two concussions he suffered this season, according to some sources. He has susta...more

Two steps backwards for female athletes
by One Sport Voice
posted April 26, 2011 at 3:58pm

2 Steps to Nowhere are Better Than 2 Steps Back Today I came across two articles in the New York Times related to female athletes and women’s sport. Neither contains good news and in fact both articles highlight that despite gains made in the post Ti...more

The IOC draws a line in the sand of sex (But only for women)
by Pat Griffin's LGBT Sport Blog
posted April 26, 2011 at 2:52pm

On April 5 the International Olympic Committee released new rules for determining whether or not women who have higher than usual levels of naturally produced testosterone will be eligible to compete in women’s sports. Though the IOC denies it, it seem...more

Law article seeks Title IX's application to transgender student harassment
by Title IX Blog
posted April 23, 2011 at 2:14pm

A law student's article in the Texas Review of Law and Politics Journal seeks to leverage Title IX's prohibition on sex discrimination to offer fully protection against harassment to transgender students. Citing statistics from GLSEN, the author, Tina S...more

IAAF: Are You Woman Enough to Compete???
by Women in Sport International
posted April 13, 2011 at 12:18pm

Today the IAAF became the first international sports federation to approve the adoption of rules and regulations governing the eligibility of females with hyperandrogenism (an excessive production of testosterone). Everyone is talking about these regulati...more

Touching the cultural third rail of sports and gender
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted April 9, 2011 at 2:38pm

Tweet My “Outside the Lines” appearance Sunday prompted the understandable and passionate response from gay and transgender sports advocate Pat Griffin that I thought it would, although that was never my purpose in saying what I did. I responded on ...more

Will it always be a cause; can it ever be a sport?
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted April 3, 2011 at 7:00pm

Tweet That’s a question that comes up a lot in women’s basketball and in women’s sports in general, and it’s one that I find fascinating but ultimately frustrating. This morning, hours before the Women’s Final Four tipped off in Indianapolis, ...more

New film on Renee Richards
by After Atalanta
posted March 23, 2011 at 3:20pm

At this year's Tribeca Film Festival, a new documentary about the life of Dr. Renee Richards will make its debut. ESPN sponsors its own sport film festival within the festival and Renee is one of the 33 films in the line up.The documentary explores "the s...more

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