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Elizabeth Sharrow, 2020 PEP Fellow, published an article on the challenges facing high school transgender athletes and how high school sports have become the latest battleground over transgender rights

Elizabeth Sharrow, 2020 PEP Fellow, published an article on the challenges facing high school transgender athletes and how high school sports have become the latest battleground over transgender rights. Two states proposed to ban transgender girls – meaning those assigned males at birth but who live and identify as girls – from competing on girls’ interscholastic sports teams. Sharrow explains, “These sex testing policies, also known as gender verification, have long policed the elite women’s category and particularly harm women of color, who have been disproportionately scrutinized.” Read more at The Conversation.

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