Apr 1, 2021
N.C. transgender athletes, advocates begin fighting bill against sports limits
For Asher, being a member of his school’s track & field team was a year in the making.
After previously being discouraged from taking part, he found more support in 2021 and joined the team in time for competition this spring. One problem, however, remained.
Asher is transgender and identifies as male. His coach explained that the team for which he would compete -- boys or girls -- was out of the school’s hands; the athletic organization it belongs to would decide.
And it chose the girls.
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