Monday, October 05, 2009

Equal Opportunity For Trans Athletes Meeting

On October 25-26 there will be a groundbreaking think tank taking place in Indianapolis, IN that will be co-sponsored by the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the Women’s Sports Foundation Initiative.

The think tank is entitled: It Takes a Team! Education Campaign for LGBT Issues in
Sport will gather to address equal opportunity for transgender student-athletes.

Participants will include top sports leaders from across the country, athletic directors, researchers, medical and legal experts on transgender issues, student-athletes and NCAA officials.

With increasing numbers of young people identifying as transgender in high school and college, sponsors said the event will provide an opportunity to discuss best practices and develop model policies for high school and collegiate athletic leaders to ensure the full inclusion of transgender student-athletes.

And it's about time they did so.

Hmm, that's right up I-65 from me. I may have to drive up for that one.

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