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Julie Minikel-Lacocque

’ experiences with gender discrimination in sport through examining instances of homegrown varieties of sex control and gender identity discrimination. The targets of this discrimination are four short-haired girls, 10–12 years old, who are skilled athletes on the same competitive all-girls soccer team. The

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Susan Lagaert, Mieke Van Houtte, and Henk Roose

first year of secondary education ( M age  = 12.18). Drawing on gender identity theory ( Egan & Perry, 2001 ), the “doing gender”-perspective ( West & Zimmerman, 1987 ), Risman’s ideas on gender as a social structure ( Risman & Davis, 2013 ) and the sociology of childhood perspective ( James, 2009

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George B. Cunningham, Erin Buzuvis, and Chris Mosier

). Although the bills varied slightly, they all sought to restrict access to the facility one could use—whether a restroom, locker room, or a similar facility—based on that person’s sex assigned at birth. As transgender individuals’ sex assigned at birth differs from their gender identity and/or gender

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Justin A. Haegele and T. Nicole Kirk

focused on the influence that having a disability has had on participants’ experiential perspectives and have ignored addressing interrelationships with other forms of difference (e.g., gender identity, race/ethnicity). For example, it is reasonable to suggest that the embodied experiences of individuals

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Elena López-Cañada, José Devís-Devís, Alexandra Valencia-Peris, Sofía Pereira-García, Jorge Fuentes-Miguel, and Víctor Pérez-Samaniego

, anxiety, and various addictions. 5 – 7 Trans or transgender people are those persons whose gender identities do not match the gender they were assigned at birth based on their biological anatomy. In its broader sense, they are used as umbrella terms encompassing a large number of identities related to

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Danielle C. DeLisio, E. Earlynn Lauer, Terilyn C. Shigeno, Leslee A. Fisher, and Rebecca A. Zakrajsek

connection to the authors or those with whom they worked. We hope that this approach will also allow readers to explore how cultural considerations (e.g., gender identity, sport, race) may influence the account below. Narrative It was Friday night and the 11th game of the season, and the team had secured a

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Katherine Dashper

In this autoethnography I explore how my responses to a horse-riding injury to my face and teeth illustrate some of the complex interactions between gender identity and sporting identity. This facial injury left me feeling vulnerable and uncomfortable with my appearance, and prompted me to reflect on the ways sporting participation and injury are both constrained by and constitutive of gender identity.

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Shannon S. C. Herrick and Lindsay R. Duncan

It is well documented that individuals with minority sexual orientations and minority gender identities [ie, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, etc (LGBTQ+)] experience discrimination, stigmatization, and marginalization on a variety of institutional and personal levels. 1 , 2 The

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Heather Sykes

This article examines developments in gender policies in sport in relation to recent changes in transsexual rights legislation and gender identity activism. The Gay Games has developed a gender identity policy about “men, women, transgender and intersex” athletes. In 2004, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) introduced the Stockholm Consensus on sex reassignment surgery to allow “transsexual” athletes to compete at the Olympics. These developments do not indicate an overall increase in the acceptance of gender variance in the world of sport; rather, there has been ongoing resistance to inclusive gender policies in mainstream sport organizations. I argue this resistance is based on anxieties about the instability of the male/female gender binary and the emergence of queer gender subjectivities within women’s, gay, and mainstream sporting communities.