Trans Athletes and Fairness to Women

Reflections on the 2023 Creating Change Conference, part three

Pax Ahimsa Gethen
5 min readMar 7, 2023

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Trans advocate Kayley Whalen stands and speaks into a microphone while giving a presentation on trans athletes, while three seated panelists look on. The slide on the screen has text reading “Strategic Communication for Trans Inclusion in Sports”, “Whose Athletic Opportunities Matter?” “Soule et al. v. Connecticut Association of Schools et al”, a photo of athletes Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood, a photo of athlete Selina Soule, and the logos of the ACLU and Alliance Defending Freedom.
Trans advocate Kayley Whalen gives a presentation on trans inclusion in sports, alongside fellow panelists Shaira Chaer, Lex Horwitz, and Jess St. Louis. Photo CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Pax Ahimsa Gethen.

This post is part three of a series of reflections on the 2023 Creating Change Conference. For part one, see “Mixed-Race and Rootless”. For part two, see “Accessibility, Ableism, and Accommodations”. For part four, see Trans Takeover at Creating Change.

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