OTHER US ORGANIZATIONS

US-Based organizations that are not part of.the Olympic & Paralympic Movement. 

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US Association of Blind Athletes

The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) protects against discrimination based on gender expression, which would allow transgender participants: 


“The USABA does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, physical or mental disability, Veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or gender expression.”

US Masters Swimming - requires surgery

US Masters Swimming updated its policy after the IOC update in 2015, but left the requirement for transgender women to complete surgery in order to have their times count. 

 

DOWNLOADUS Masters Swimming transgender policy

USA Parachute Association 

US Parachute Association (USPA) has a Transgender Athlete Policy that requires athletes to compete according to the gender marker on an athlete's government ID. 

 

LINK: USPA transgender policy

USA Powerlifting Association - bans transgender athletes

USA Powerlifting bans transgender athletes. The organization updated its policy in January 2022.

Transgender men or any athlete taking testosterone may not participate, with or without a Therapeutic Use Exemption form. 

 

Transgender women are unable to compete as women under any circumstances. 

 

DOWNLOAD: USA Powerlifting Transgender Athlete Policy (January 2022)

Powerlifting America

Powerlifting America allows athletes to participate according to their gender identity and defaults to international rules when competition requires it to do so.

 

DOWNLOAD: Powerlifting America Policy

USA Senior Softball

Not an inclusive policy. USA Senior Softball recently approved their policy in summer 2014. Senior Softball-USA is dedicated to informing and uniting the Senior Softball Players of America and the World. Senior Softball-USA sanctions tournaments and championships, registers players, writes the rulebook, publishes Senior Softball-USA News, hosts International Softball Tours and promotes Senior Softball throughout the world. More than 1.5 million men and women over 40 play Senior Softball in the United States today.

 

"14.2(6) • TRANS-GENDER ATHLETES

Men are not permitted to compete on women’s teams in SSUSA sanctioned events, but on occasion

the eligibility issue of trans-gender athletes arises. To ensure that no athlete is excluded from the

opportunity to participate, that the safety of women players is protected, and to maintain fairness in

competition, the SSUSA has adopted the standards used by the International Olympic Committee

(“IOC”) to govern the eligibility of trans-gender athletes." Read more at the link below.

 

NOTE: to make this policy more inclusive, trans people not taking hormones would go under review. If they are living as their true gender and that is different than what is listed on birth documents, we are limiting their ability to comfortably participate in the sport.  

 

DOWNLOAD: USA Senior Softball rule book (policy is 14.2(6) in book)

 

Women's Flat Track Derby Association

The Women's Flat Track Derby Association's (WFTDA) Gender Policy updated its policy with a new statement and broadened protections for athlete gender identity in November 2015. The new statement provides intersex and transgender athletes with equal opportunities to participate in athletics "while still maintaining integrity as a women’s sport."  It states that the WFTDA “is committed to inclusive and anti-discrimination practices in relation to all transgender women, intersex women, and gender expansive participants, and aims to ensure that all skaters’, volunteers’, and employees’ rights are respected and protected.”In regard to athlete participation, it states: “An individual who identifies as a trans woman, intersex woman, and/or gender expansive may skate with a WFTDA charter team if women’s flat track roller derby is the version and composition of roller derby with which they most closely identify. … The gender identity of any and all WFTDA participants is considered confidential and private.”

 

LINK: WFTDA Broadens Protections for athlete gender identity

LINK: Frequently Asked Questions regarding Gender Policy