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court as violations of students' privacy
and right to equal protection
under the law. As these challenges
move forward, we also must speak
out in the court of public opinion.
For us, that effort begins with educating
ourselves and others on
how these discriminatory laws are
unfair to trans youth who deserve
to be treated with respect and fairness.
We encourage our readers
to learn more and discover what
gender-inclusive sports policies
from across the United States look
like. One resource to get started is
transathlete.com/k-12.
Not only have we added our
voice to this effort, but also we have
directed some of our advocacy resources
to complement the work
of local civil rights organizations
that are working to overturn these
unjust laws. Such groups as Athlete
Ally, The Trevor Project, PFLAG,
GLSEN, TransAthlete and The
National Center for Transgender
Equality are doing the critical work
of organizing their communities to
stand against hate and prejudice.
We are proud to stand with allies
who share this vision.
While we ultimately decided to
hold our conference in Nashville,
NRPA has committed to not holding
future conferences in Tennessee
while these anti-LGBTQ+ laws
remain on the books. We also will
continue to push for trans-inclusive
policies and strongly oppose any
efforts that attempt to exclude trans
youth from being able to play sports.
As historical social change and
civil rights movements demonstrated,
this goal will take considerable
time, energy and dedication to be realized.
Yet, we are encouraged that
this movement already has strong
public backing as demonstrated by
a recent national poll (tinyurl.com/
22bndv9k), which shows that twothirds
of people support the rights of
transgender students to play on the
sports teams aligned with their gender
identity. We are committed to
putting in the time and energy to ensure
that all people have fair and just
access to the benefits of high-quality,
local parks and recreation.
Elvis Cordova is Vice President of Public Policy
and Advocacy for NRPA (ecordova@nrpa.org).
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