More than 500 athletes tell NCAA to move championships out of states with anti-trans sports bans

More than 500 college athletes sent a letter to the National Collegiate Athletic Association on Wednesday demanding immediate action against states with bans on transgender athletes. The letter, which was spearheaded by two runners from Washington University in St. Louis, Aliya Schenck and Alana Bojar, was addressed to the organization’s president, Mark Emmert, and the NCAA Board of Governors. A total of 545 athletes from at least 85 schools from every region of the country are urging the institution to speak out for transgender athletes, stand by its nondiscrimination policy “and publicly ref…

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