In Response to CT Lawsuit, Athlete Ally Stands In Solidarity with Trans Student Athletes

New York, NY (February 12, 2020) – In response to a lawsuit filed today against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and multiple school boards, and specifically naming trans student athletes and 2019 Athlete Ally Action Award Honorees Andraya Yearwood and Terry Miller, Athlete Ally continues to stand firmly in support of all trans athletes and their right to participate in sport. 

“This lawsuit is yet another attempt to deny the humanity of trans youth,” said Hudson Taylor, Executive Director of Athlete Ally. “Trans women are women, period. Andraya Yearwood and Terry Miller are young women who have worked hard and trained diligently for the success they’ve seen. Trans athletes, like all athletes, deserve to access the tremendous physical, mental and social benefits of sport. We hope the Connecticut court upholds the principles of equality and fairness which have made Connecticut a state where trans athletes can be who they are and participate in the sport they love.”

For more information and statements from Andraya and Terry, please see the ACLU’s release here