Such AMAZING news!
The NCAA has finally, finally, FINALLY opened up the door for transgender athletes to compete in college sports during and after transition!
The official guidelines adopted by the NCAA for allowing transgender competitors in college sports are as follows:
- A transgender male student athlete who has a medical exception for testosterone hormone therapy may compete on a men’s team, but is no longer eligible to compete on a women’s team without changing the team status to a mixed team.
- A transgender female student athlete who has taken medication to suppress testosterone for a year may compete on a women’s team.
National Center For Lesbian Rights Sports Project Director Helen Carroll, who helped develop the new policy in partnership with the NCAA, commended the National Collegiate Athletic Association by saying:
“I commend the NCAA’s commitment to creating and supporting an inclusive culture that fosters equitable participation for student athletes. That core value is strengthened as the NCAA unveils this new policy that will not only allow, but encourage transgender student athletes to participate on athletic teams. This is truly historic, and it will give transgender student athletes equal access and opportunities to play college-level sports without any obstacles.”
Yay! Equality for ALL!