Teen Scores a Win for Transgender Athletes

Three years ago, transgender Canadian teen Jesse Thompson filed a human rights complaint against his teen hockey league. Thompson identifies as male, but his league would not allow him to use the boys’ locker room. This outed him as transgender to his teammates and led to him being bullied. Now, thanks to Thompson’s efforts, amateur hockey leagues in Ontario, Canada, have ruled that transgender players are entitled to privacy and to the use of facilities “corresponding to their gender identity.”

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