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US athletes sign open letter NCAA for hosting events in anti-trans states

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50 trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming athletes have signed an open letter in protest of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) deciding to host championships in multiple US states where laws have been put into place to prohibit trans participation in school sports.

Although the NCAA previously condemned trans exclusion in sports, it recently announced it will be holding events in Alabama, Arkansas, and Tennessee, all of which have signed anti-trans bills into action.

The letter, written by Athlete Ally, said the signatories were “deeply disappointed and hurt” by the NCAA’s decision, adding: “Your actions speak louder than your words: you are not protecting the rights of trans and non-binary athletes to participate…We.

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