In the first six months of 2021, over 100 anti-transgender bills have been introduced across 38 states, including 28 bills that will ban transgender children from participating in sports that match their gender.
Supporters of these attacks on trans students argue that they are crusaders for fairness in women's sports, but nothing could be further from the truth. States with trans-inclusive policies actually saw no decline in girls' participation in sports, or any trend of trans girls dominating cisgendered girls – and transgender boys are looped into some of these laws with little explanation.
Anti-transgender athlete bills promote harmful gender stereotypes and norms that hurt all children.
Add your name to tell state governors to reject discriminatory anti-trans school sports bills!
Sports are a key part of a young person's development, teaching cooperation, instilling confidence, and building bonds among peers. Sports are also proven to reduce depression and suicidality among transgender youth.
When transgender youth are systematically excluded from sport, they are denied not only an essential component of their physical, mental, and emotional well-being, but also access to the social support therein. These vulnerable students should be supported, not subjected to further discrimination.
Sign here to demand state governors support trans youth by vetoing anti-trans school sports legislation!