North Carolina’s Feeling the Effects of the NCAA Boycott

North Carolina’s Feeling the Effects of the NCAA Boycott

If you follow the NCAA or Carolina politics, you’ve probably heard a lot about HB2 this week. That’s because this weekend, college basketball inevitably collided with North Carolina’s transphobic bathroom laws. Here’s the story: After North Carolina passed House Bill 2 (HB2) in 2016, a piece of legislation dictating which restrooms the transgender community are allowed to use, the […]

England Still Hasn’t Solved Football’s Anti-Gay Issues

England Still Hasn’t Solved Football’s Anti-Gay Issues

The Football Association (FA) is the body that governs men’s, women’s and youth football* in England. They’ve been responsible for regulating the sport for over 100 years. In it’s long history, the organization has been accused of many transgressions, but in the past few years they’ve been under almost constant scrutiny for their handling of homophobic hate-speech. […]

The Circus Is In Town: Palin and Cruz Condemn ESPN’s Decision to Fire Curt Schilling

The Circus Is In Town: Palin and Cruz Condemn ESPN’s Decision to Fire Curt Schilling

It’s been one day since ESPN fired Curt Schilling for making insensitive comments on a Facebook post earlier this week. The controversy started when the former analyst criticized transgender bathroom usage in a mini-rant. Schilling wrote: “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they […]

Texas Schools Adopt New Anti-Trans Legislation

Texas Schools Adopt New Anti-Trans Legislation

This month, Texas school superintendents voted on legislation to effectively keep transgender athletes from participating in school sports. As of August 1, Texas schools will require student-athletes to identify according to the gender listed on their birth-certificate. The new rules were voted in with a sweeping majority of administrative support, passing by a count of 409 to 25.  According […]

New regulations allow transgender athletes to compete in the Olympics

New regulations allow transgender athletes to compete in the Olympics

On Monday, January 25, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) updated their regulations to allow some transgender athletes to compete without having reassignment surgery. The IOC first layer out their agenda during a consensus meeting in November, 2015. In summarizing their position, representatives stated: “there has been a growing recognition of the importance of autonomy of gender identity in […]