Governors risk NCAA ramifications with opposition to transgender policy, scholar says

BY: - November 3, 2023

Governors criticizing an NCAA policy on transgender student athletes may put their universities at risk of “penalties or ramifications” if those institutions disobey the policy, according to a sports law scholar. Joshua Lens is an assistant professor of recreation and sport management at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, who wrote an article on NCAA transgender […]

Oklahoma’s governor presses NCAA to change transgender student athlete participation policy

BY: - October 31, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s governor is pressing the nation’s top collegiate sports governing body to overhaul its transgender student athlete policies to “guarantee a fair environment” for female athletes. In a letter, Gov. Kevin Stitt and eight other Republican governors wrote that the NCAA has “the chance to guarantee an environment where female college athletes […]

Oklahoma’s top school board denies requests to change trans students’ gender records

BY: - October 26, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma State Board of Education on Thursday denied two requests to change students’ gender markers on school records. The requests came from Cushing Public Schools and Moore Public Schools. A student in each district obtained a court order from district judges to change their gender markers on all records. Although State […]

Oklahoma providers, advocates worry as trans youth face gender care restrictions

BY: - October 13, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — Transgender youth who receive hormone medications as part of their gender-affirming care will have their access cut off next month. Advocates and providers are worried about what full implementation of a new state law that bans gender-affirming care for minors could mean for transgender youth who will soon be prohibited from accessing […]


Some of Oklahoma’s most vulnerable residents face stark shift in care as harmful law takes effect

BY: - October 12, 2023

Oftentimes when talking about attacks on Two Spirit, transgender, and gender nonconforming+ (2STGNC+) folks, people will lead with facts about disproportionately high suicidality or violence our community members face when trying to live as their authentic selves in societies where compulsory heteronormative, cisgenderism is still the norm. But research suggests that if you’re unfamiliar with […]

Oklahoma judge upholds Legislature’s ban on gender-affirming care for minors

BY: - October 6, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal judge on Thursday upheld a state law banning gender-affirming care for minors, saying the measure does not discriminate against transgender children. Judge John Heil III declined to put on hold the new law that bans gender-transition surgeries and hormone treatments for minors following a lawsuit from five transgender youth and […]

As Missouri providers halt transgender care for minors, some feel duped by legislative deal

BY: - October 2, 2023

Harry Castilow said his family did “all the things you’re supposed to do” when his teenage son Jay came out as transgender. Jay began his social transition in 2021 when he was 15, choosing his name and living as a teenage boy. He went to therapy throughout that first year and got appointments with a […]