(Virtual) The Real Score: Unraveling Myths About Trans People In Sports

In this presentation, we will explore the complex and often misunderstood world of transgender athletes in sports. Delving into the history and current controversies, we will address the myths and misinformation surrounding "biological advantages." We also discuss the discriminatory nature of recent sports bans targeting transgender individuals. We will interrogate how similar arguments have been historically used to marginalize other minority groups. We will look at the real world impact of these sports bans, and how they might touch places you didn't think about. Finally, we'll put it all together and hopefully leave having learned a little about what transgender inclusion means for society at large.

Erin Reed (she/her) is a transgender journalist based in Washington, D.C.. She tracks LGBTQ+ legislation around the United States for her subscription newsletter, "Erin In The Morning." Her work has been cited by the AP, Reuters, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many more major media outlets. You can follow her on twitter and tiktok @ErinInTheMorn. Sponsored by a collaboration of Massachusetts libraries.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm