in - and are already participating in - sports. It is imperative that transgender community members continue to experience the social, physical, and cultural benefits of athletics. Sports institutions must respect the dignity and humanity of transgender people by ensuring their ability to participate.
The global campaign for inclusion of transgender people in soccer is led by FvH who brings forth advocacy and content to create awareness, education and highlight issues that remain. Become a #transfootally and use their resources to advance the mission in sport.
The Gray Ducks are leading Team Trans & LGBQ Liberation through being on the front lines of advocacy and education in soccer in our community. We are proud to be home to transgender soccer players who get to play the game they love as their most authentic selves. We are all Family.
We are humbled to have open and out transgender athletes such as Adrienne playing soccer amongst our teams. In 2020, on a chilly March day, we sat down with Adrienne to learn more about her passion with soccer and experience as a transgender member of our sporting community.
Everyone has a deep-rooted sense of their own gender. For most people, their gender identity will match the sex recorded on their birth certificate when they were born. But for some, their assigned sex isn’t true to who they really are. This is often referred to as being trans or transgender. It can also have other names, often with deep cultural and historical roots. There’s nothing wrong with being trans: it’s simply a part of the rich diversity of human nature.
There are 5 D’s of bystander intervention to help you determine what is the best method to give support to someone:
Sign up for training, get more information or even seek your workplace to educate you and others more. RightToBe is a great resource: https://righttobe.org/our-training/
While our website is usually up to date, the best way to engage in our soccer adventures is to join our Facebook Group. We play year round, with teams forming and reforming every 8-10 weeks.