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On the Team: Equal Opportunities for Transgender Student Athletes
This groundbreaking publication is the first ever to thoroughly address the complete integration of transgender student athletes within high school and collegiate athletic programs. It provides comprehensive model policies and a framework for athletic leaders to ensure equal access to school athletics for transgender students.
read the report here (pdf)

The Positive Approach
Recognizing, Challenging, and Eliminating Negative Recruiting Based on Actual or Perceived Sexual Orientation

This publication provides a comprehensive analysis of negative recruiting based on actual or perceived sexual orientation, and recommends practices and policies to eliminate it. Negative recruiting refers to the practice of playing on homophobic stereotypes to deter recruits from attending rival athletic programs by alleging or implying that a rival coach or team members are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). Because sexual orientation is irrelevant to coaching, leadership, or athletic abilities, the actual or perceived sexual orientation of any coach or player should not be part of the recruiting process.
read the report here (pdf)

NCAA News: Panel tackles sexual-orientation issues
'Think Tank' considers ways to deter negative recruiting

A group of about 30 NCAA coaches, administrators and student-athletes joined representatives from the National Center for Lesbian Rights in examining issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in intercollegiate athletics during the first National Center for Lesbian Rights Sports Project Think Tank.
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NCAA News: Transgender cases present challenges for policy-makers
NCAA staff and experts from NCLR and other sport organizations discussed the issue of transgender student-athletes in intercollegiate athletics.
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