Support Trans Athletes
Ask your senator to vote no on anti-trans athletes bill
Dozens of states introduced bills that would ban youth who are trans from participating in sports teams based on their identity. Now in 2021, the Michigan legislature is attempting to follow suit by banning trans youth from participating in sports. Senate Bill 218 aims to strip trans athletes of their identity and dignity.
We cannot let this happen.
Transgender students have the right to participate in sports just like everyone else. To ban them to play in a sport consistent with who they are is discrimination.
The marginalization of trans student athletes is rooted in the same kind of gender discrimination and stereotyping that has held back cisgender women athletes. When misinformation about biology and gender is used to bar transgender youth from sports it amounts to the same form of sex discrimination that has long been prohibited under Title IX, a law that protects all students – including trans people – on the basis of sex.
Trans student athletes belong on the sports team they identify with. Tell your representative to vote no on Senate Bill 218.