Bachelor of Arts
Dr. Lindsay Pieper
Dr. Daniel Hedrick
Dr. Laura Kicklighter
Transgender (trans) athletes, particularly trans women, are not widely accepted in sports, which can be shown through a policy analysis of Olympic recognized sports in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. An analysis of the policies of different National Governing Bodies (NGBs) shows that there is inconsistency in trans policies which leaves room for unfairness and a lack of inclusivity. Additionally, each gender, sport, and country has different trans regulations, largely based on assumptions of gender norms as reflected in Metheny’s framework. Additional research on trans athletes still needs to be done all across the world.
Gregory, Dara, "Transgender Athlete Policy Analysis of the National Governing Bodies of Australia,
the United Kingdom, and the United States" (2022). Undergraduate Theses and Capstone Projects. 235.