Team USA Athlete & Vice President, You Can Play
Topic: Demystifying Transgender Inclusion in Sports
We believe sport should be accessible to all people - but where do transgender athletes belong? This session will provide attendees with policies and best practices to ensure their athletic programs are inclusive for transgender athletes. We will discuss 1) basic terminology, 2) legal and policy requirements and 3) best practices for success.
Chris Mosier is an athlete, coach, and educator, and the founder of TransAthlete.com. In 2015, he became the first openly trans man to make a Men's US National Team when he qualified for the Sprint Duathlon team. He is a 4x member of US National Teams in Sprint Duathlon, Long-Course Duathlon and Sprint Triathlon. As a Nike-sponsored athlete, Chris's Nike commercial debuted in prime time in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
In 2015, Chris was a catalyst for change in the International Olympic Committee policy on transgender athletes, and in 2016 he became the first trans man to compete against men in a World Championship race.
Chris is the Vice President of Program Development and Community Relations for You Can Play, and was previously Executive Director of GO! Athletes. Chris works to create policies, advocate for LGBTQ folks, and provide resources for colleges and universities regarding better practices for trans inclusion. He is a consultant for various sports leagues, reviewing policies and procedures to help make them more trans inclusive. He also creates bias response protocols for reporting of bias-related incidents within sports leagues.