to Create Educational Resources Around Trans Inclusion in Athletics at Various Levels of Play
New collaboration will provide resources to the SheIS Collective and the general public in an effort to bring greater transparency to challenges and opportunities facing trans athletes
NEW YORK, NY May 22, 2019 – SheIS announced today that Chris Mosier and TransAthlete.com will join the SheIS Collective to help educate and advise on transgender inclusion in athletics at all levels of play.
The announcement comes after a series of recent rulings and legislative action - from the confusion around how the Caster Semenya ruling will impact transgender athletes to the news of the US House of Representatives passing the Equality Act - all of which have a direct impact on how people view and discuss women’s sports, and especially the inclusion of trans athletes in sport.
“We want to make sure that anything we put out into the world comes from a basis of educated understanding on the matters at hand,” said SheIS Executive Director, Jillian Svensson. “And we want for our Collective, should they need it, to have access to that information as well.”
The new collaboration will see Chris Mosier, an American trans athlete advocate, triathlete and current Team USA men’s duathlon competitor, providing guidance on trans athletes to be included in SheIS content development and ambassadorship, creating a guide which encompasses the basics of trans inclusion in sport, providing policy recommendations, and providing support for the SheIS Collective if/when issues arise regarding the LGBTQ community, with an emphasis on the trans community.
Work will also begin on the creation of a website landing page on SheISsport.com with basic information around transgender athletes and a link to full resources on Transathlete.com. Finally, Mosier and SheIS will work together to create social content and storytelling around trans athletes to increase the visibility and understanding of the trans community within the sports world.
“I am excited to work with SheIS to develop a deeper understanding of some of the unique challenges and opportunities that exist for the trans community in sports,” said Mosier. “By creating more education and resources around this topic, it is my hope that we can continue to have productive, positive, and proactive conversations across the sports community.”
About Chris Mosier:
Chris Mosier is a trailblazing athlete and the first openly transgender man to make a Men's US National Team; he is now a men’s All-American duathlete and six-time member of Team USA, representing the United States in sprint triathlon and short and long course duathlon. He is the founder of TransAthlete.com, the leading resource for information on transgender inclusion in sport. Chris has mentored and inspired athletes around the world after being featured in multiple global Nike campaigns; he is passionate about sharing his journey as a transathlete so others can see him and know it is possible to be your authentic self and continue to play the sports you love. Chris consults on inclusive sport policy and speaks around the globe about policy, inclusion, allyship, masculinity, and his journey as a groundbreaking athlete. To learn more, visit www.thechrismosier.com or follow him on social media @TheChrisMosier.
TransAthlete.com is a resource for students, athletes, coaches, and administrators to find information about trans inclusion in athletics at various levels of play. This site pulls together existing information in one central location and breaks down information into easy-to-reference areas to help allies and athletes find what they need.
Founded in 2017 and launched to the public on May 1, 2018, SheIS was established with a mission to use the power of sports to create a future of, by, and for strong women. It focuses on the positive attributes of sport to acknowledge and elevate women, and celebrates those who are collective powerhouses and unwavering cheerleaders for their fellow athletes at all skill levels. The SheIS Collective includes leaders from every major sport, and represents the first time in history that all of these sports leagues and organizations have stood together in support of one cause. To learn more, visit www.sheissport.com or follow the team on social media @teamsheis.