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Transgender Athletics

9 Oct

For those who were involved with MU (then Campus Counterpoise) last year, you remember we had a meeting about gender testing and transgendered individuals competing in the Olympics.  The topic was based around the Alternet article on Caster Semenya, the Olympic Gold-winning runner who later was found to be an intersex individual after gender testing.

Recently, there has been an increased awareness of the plight of transgendered or intersex people who want to compete in sports at almost any level.  Since most sports are divided into “girl” and “boy” leagues, problems often arise when a transgendered person wants to participate in the league. “On the Team: Equal Opportunity of Transgender Student Athletes” is a recently published report that aims to help alleviate these problems. Continue reading

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