National Women’s Hockey League Policy on Participation of Transgender Athletes @NWHL @NCLRights (USA)

In December 2016, The National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) released a new Policy on Participation of Transgender Athletes.  The new policy was created through “a joint effort between the NWHL and You Can Play” along with “additional counsel from policy and law advisors from the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)” and outlines the guidelines and process for determining eligibility for “athletes choosing to express their gender beyond the binary of female and male.”
Read the entire policy below:

National Women’s Hockey League Policy on Participation of Transgender Athletes

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Erin Buzuvis @ErinBuzuvis & Title IX Blog (USA)

Erin Buzuvis, Professor of Law, Western New England University and Kristine Newhall, Ph.D., Women’s Studies wrote a blog called Title IX Blog. They regularly write posts that disparage Women and Girls’ right to have opportunities based on sex. Here is a recent post authored by Newhall on transgender cases:

Recent transgender policy cases

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Michigan State Board of Education (USA)

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On February 23, 2016, the Michigan State Board of Education (“SBE”) presented its Statement and Guidance on Safe and Supportive learning Environments for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students.  SBE purports this was prepared out of its commitment to reducing the impact of high-risk factors and providing equitable resources and access to quality educational opportunities to meet the needs of all students.
To this end, SBE states students should be treated equally, fairly, and be protected from discrimination based on their real or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.  Public comment on this Statement and Guidance is open for only six weeks, opportunity to comment ends April 11, 2016.  SBE expects to approve this on May 10, 2016.
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Assembly Joint Resolution No. 23 (USA)

In July, the California Assembly adopted Assembly Joint Resolution No. 23, which affirmed that the California Assembly thinks Title IX, a federal law that specifically states that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance, should be gutted to accommodate boys who feel like girls.

Bill Text – AJR-23 Title IX_ 43rd anniversary_

NCLR @NCLRights Kate Kendell @KateKendell & Asaf Orr @AOrrEsq (USA)

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Alex Trujillo is a boy who identifies as a girl. He wants to play volleyball on the girls’ team at his school in New Mexico. True to its anti-lesbian form, the National Center for Lesbian Rights has decided to help him. The NCLR is infamous for its support for anti-lesbian policies, most notoriously endorsing a petition against the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival.

It is beyond disturbing that the NCLR continues its work to erode the rights of Girls and Women in the name of Lesbians. Here is staff attorney Asaf Orr, who is helping this boy:

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National group offers help to area transgender athlete _ New Mexico News – KOAT Home

 

Finishing Last: Girls of Color and School Sports Opportunities @nwlc @PRRAC_DC (USA)

The National Women’s Law Center and the Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) released a new report revealing in stark detail that girls of color are finishing last when it comes to the opportunity to play sports in high school. Finishing Last: Girls of Color and School Sports Opportunities shows that, at both the state and national level, heavily minority schools provide fewer sports opportunities—defined as spots on teams—compared to heavily white schools. Heavily minority schools also allocate these spots less equally between boys and girls, leaving girls of color especially shortchanged. This means that girls of color receive far fewer spots on teams than white girls, white boys, and boys of color.  Continue reading “Finishing Last: Girls of Color and School Sports Opportunities @nwlc @PRRAC_DC (USA)”

Fallon Fox @FallonFox Kate Kendell @KateKendell & @NCLRights (USA)

funnyFallon Fox is a violent Man named Boyd Burton who beats up Women for a living. He is able to do this thanks to the advocacy of the National Center of Lesbian Rights. In April 2015, the NCLR removed its name from an anti-lesbian petition against the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival. This act caused Boyd to lose his mind, and he publicly berated Kate Kendell here.

In response, the NCLR SCRUBBED its website of the reference to its advocacy for Boyd.

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These people deserve each other.

 

John J. Burzichelli @njassemblydems (USA)

downloadNew Jersey Democratic Assemblyman John J. Burzichelli has introduced legislation to undermine decades of work to create parity for girls in sports. A.B. 2224 allows a boy who identifies as a girl to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities consistent with the pupil’s gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s records. The bill is similar to a California effort that decimated that state’s version of Title Nine.

In 2014, it is a Democratic priority to undo efforts to create parity in opportunity for girls.

 

Arizona Interscholastic Association (USA)

The Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board approved the first transgender student-athlete to play in a winter sport in Arizona.

Chuck Schmidt, associate executive director of the AIA, said he could not give the name of the athlete, nor the sport, school and sex in order to protect the student-athlete’s privacy.

An AIA subcommittee recommended the eligibility of the transgender athlete to the board, which unanimously voted to allow the student-athlete to play.

AIA approves first transgender athlete to play a sport.