June 23, 2022 — Athlete Ally responded to news that today, on the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the Department of Education has issued proposed changes to Title IX regulations, including restoring crucial protections for students who are victims of sexual harassment, assault, and sex-based discrimination, and protecting LGBTQI+ students from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics.
“Athlete Ally celebrates and welcomes these critical proposed rule changes to Title IX, which will strengthen protections for student survivors of abuse, harassment and discrimination, and affirm LGBTQI+ students’ right to education free from harassment and discrimination,” said Anne Lieberman, Director of Policy and Programs at Athlete Ally. “As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, we know there is much work to be done to ensure that protections reflect the full diversity of students across the country, and are always centering the safety and rights of survivors. We trust that the Biden Administration will act swiftly to affirm specific protections within athletics as well, especially as they pertain to transgender and nonbinary youth who have been relentlessly targeted by discriminatory state bills. We welcome the opportunity to work collaboratively in building a world where all students can thrive.”
View the official DOE release here.