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Advocacy: Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Fallon Fox

STATUS: Victory, California, Florida

Fallon Fox made history in 2013 when she came out as the first openly transgender mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. NCLR’s Sports Project helped her navigate that process, and also assisted Fallon with athletic licensing issues in Florida and California. While Fallon, known in the cage as the “Queen of Swords,” is now licensed to…

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Case: Steven Apilado, et al. v. North American Gay Amateur Athletic Association

STATUS: Victory, WA

The National Center for Lesbian Rights filed and settled a case that reinstated three bisexual players disqualified from the Gay Softball World Series.

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Featured Policy & Legislation

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Legislation/Policy: Combatting Anti-LGBT Bias in Sports

NCLR’s Sports Project regularly advocates for and assists transgender athletes across the country. NCLR co-founded and participates in a coalition of LGBT sports leaders from across the country that works to combat anti-LGBT bias in sports. The coalition brings together college and professional athletes, coaches, athletic administrators, political figures, LGBT advocates and sports organizations to…

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Legislation: School Success and Opportunity Act

California

On February 22, 2013, California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano introduced the School Success and Opportunity Act—Assembly Bill 1266—to ensure that transgender students are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. The bill requires that school district provide transgender students with access to restrooms, locker rooms, and other sex-separated activities based on their gender identity. By…

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Press Releases

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December 9, 2014

NCLR Welcomes IOC’s New Sexual Orientation Nondiscrimination Policy

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March 15, 2014

LGBT Sports Coalition Urges CrossFit to Allow Chloie Jönnson to Compete Against Women

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