In the past year, issues relating to transgender athletes have become front and center in our nation’s courts and legislatures, with more than 20 states proposing laws that would ban transgender students from playing any school sports. This workshop will bring together some of the nation’s leading experts–including a young transgender athlete who has had to fight for her right to play school sports–to share the latest legal and political strategies to ensure equal opportunities for transgender athletes. How does trans-inclusion fit within the legal framework of Title IX? Why are some feminists joining with far-right groups to exclude trans girls and women from women’s sports? How are advocates fighting back against these new political attacks?
Speakers: Paul Castillo (Lambda Legal); Sarah Huckman; Ashland Johnson (Inclusion Playbook); Jennifer Levi (GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders); Shannon Minter (National Center for Lesbian Rights); Maya Reddy (Law Student at University of Pennsylvania Law School)