Transathlete Responds to Lawsuit Attacking Transgender Student Athletes
February 12, 2020
Transathlete responded to a lawsuit filed today challenging inclusive practices for high school transgender student-athletes in Connecticut. The lawsuit has been filed against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and multiple school boards and specifically names Andraya Yearwood and Terry Miller, two transgender student-athletes.
Statement from Chris Mosier, founder of Transathlete.com and groundbreaking professional athlete:
“The complaint filed in Connecticut specifically targeting the inclusion of transgender girls in girls’ sports is a dangerous attempt to exclude and eliminate transgender people from activities with their peers. Participation in sports is an important part of students’ physical, social, and emotional well-being. Transgender athletes participate in sports for the same reasons as everyone else - to be part of a team and connect with their peers, to learn good sportsmanship and leadership, and to get and stay healthy.
"Specifically targeting transgender girls in sport continues the long history of gender discrimination and stereotyping that has hindered the advancement of all women in sport. This type of sex discrimination is a dangerous starting point for further discrimination of all women and girls in athletics at every level of play."