Both the South Dakota High School Activities Association and the Minnesota State High School League are considering policies that would allow transgender students to participate in school sports based on their self-identified gender.
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April 30, 2014
April 09, 2014
Middle and high school student-athletes grappling with coming out as gay can now look to Derrick Gordon, a sophomore guard for the UMass Minutemen, as inspiration.
February 14, 2014
A significantly higher percentage of U.S. gay and bisexual boys use anabolic-androgenic steroids compared to heterosexual boys, according to a study published online in the journal Pediatrics.
February 11, 2014
The announcement could end up having trickle-down effects to high school football, positive or negative, depending on what happens to Sam in the next few months.
August 13, 2013
Transgender student-athletes in California now have the ability, based on their gender identity, to choose which sex-segregated athletic team to join under a new law.
July 17, 2013
Transgender students in California would be permitted, based upon their gender identity, to choose which sex-segregated athletic team to join.
July 12, 2013
A 12-year-old Georgia girl was told she could no longer participate on her middle school football team because she might arouse impure thoughts among the male athletes.
June 18, 2013
The top Democrat on the U.S. House education committee, wants the GAO to examine the prevalence of sexual and other abuse among student-athletes.
April 30, 2013
NBA veteran Jason Collins' decision to come out publicly as gay will almost certainly have ripple effects in the realm of youth athletics.
November 26, 2012
Samantha "Sweet Feet" Gordon found herself on the cover of a one-of-its-kind Wheaties box.