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Report: Fox News airs record number of segments on trans athletes in 2021

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Media watchdog group, Media Matters For America (MMFA), found Fox News has aired more segments on trans athletes in 2021 than it has done in the past two years, as a wave of anti-trans bills sweep across the US.

126 segments discussing trans athletes have been aired from January 2019 – March 2021, 72 of which took place in the first three months of this year.

Throughout all segments, only 9 trans athletes were referenced, none of whom were dominating their field.The two trans athletes mentioned most often – Andraya Yearwood and Terry Miller from Connecticut – were targeted by anti-LGBTQ+ hate group Alliance Defending Freedom, and a group of parents which filed a court case seeking to prevent them from competing.

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