Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from their assigned sex. Being transgender is independent of sexual orientation :  transgender people may identify as heterosexual, homosexual, bisexualasexualor may decline to label their sexual orientation. The term transgender is also distinguished from intersexa term that describes people born with physical sex characteristics "that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies".
For students in general, having the opportunity to participate in sports results in positive outcomes—better grades, greater homework completion, higher educational and occupational aspirations, and improved self-esteem. Despite this encouraging data, many states and school districts struggle with the issue of inclusion in athletics. In20 states have policies that ensure transgender students can participate in sports on a team or in competition based on their gender identity.
In the past six years, Claire, an IT infrastructure engineer living in New York, has spent thousands of dollars on medical care that most Americans never have to think about. There was hormone therapy, hair removal, and what's known as "bottom surgery. She asked that Business Insider withhold her last name to protect her privacy.
Transgender people come from all walks of life. We are dads and moms, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. We are your coworkers, and your neighbors. We are 7-year-old children and year-old grandparents.
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We, the undersigned businesses, stand with the millions of people in America who identify as transgender or gender non-binary, or who are intersex, and call for all such people to be treated with the respect and dignity everyone deserves. We oppose any administrative and legislative efforts to erase transgender protections through reinterpretation of existing laws and regulations. We also fundamentally oppose any policy or regulation that violates the privacy rights of those that identify as transgender or gender non-binary, or who are intersex.
Tharika is a young transgender woman aged 19 years from a remote village of Tamil Nadu. They raised me with love and affection. When I was a student, I felt some changes in my behaviour.
Some courts have ruled that Title VII also bans discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The Supreme Court recently announced it will take up this question in three cases. In addition, many states and cities have laws that ban this kind of discrimination.
Expand Participants hold placards during a protest demanding an end to what they say is discrimination and violence against the transgender community, in Bengaluru, India October 21, In recent years in India, considerable progress has been made to protect the rights of transgender people, Human Rights Watch said. India ruled that transgender people should be recognized as a third gender and enjoy all fundamental rights, while also being entitled to specific benefits in education and employment.
But was this concern justified? My colleagues and I, in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, became intrigued and decided to explore these questions and determine whether there was any real cause for concern. We reviewed 31 national and international transgender sporting policies, including those of the International Olympic Committee, the Football Association, Rugby Football Union and the Lawn Tennis Association. After considering the very limited and indirect physiological research that has explored athletic advantage in transgender people, we concluded that the majority of these policies were unfairly discriminating against transgender people, especially transgender females.