While attacks against transgender athletes are raging across the country, attorneys and sports inclusion strategists are working on litigation, messaging, and policy to affirmatively protect the rights of trans athletes to participate in sports. In this workshop will discuss litigation and messaging strategies for cutting through the legal arguments, divisive rhetoric, junk science, and dated stereotypes used by opponents of transgender athletes. We will also discuss an ongoing case being litigated by Gender Justice on behalf of an athlete who was banned from participating in powerlifting competitions. Led by a civil rights litigator and a sports inclusion strategist who are both passionate about athletics, we will also discuss relevant state and federal caselaw, recent bills sweeping through the country attacking transgender athletes, and the policy landscape within professional sports organizations such as the NCAA, Crossfit, and the International Olympic Committee.
Speakers: Gabriel Arkles (ACLU); Jess Braverman (Gender Justice); Ashland Johnson (Inclusion Playbook); Chris Mosier (TransAthlete.com)
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