VHSL Adopted Policy for Transgender Student Athletes

Feb. 19, 2014

Transgender students in Virginia will now be allowed to play sports in the gender of their choice.

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) adopted the new policy in a meeting Wednesday, Feb. 19. The organization approved the measure to allow students who have undergone sex re-assignment surgery or hormone therapy to participate in sports in the gender they identify with.

VHSL's executive director Ken Tilley said that while it is new territory for everyone, the trend is rising and there have already been eight inquiries in Virginia for transgender students requesting to play high school sports.

Tillery added 18 other states already have similar policies.

The policy was approved in a 27-to-0 vote.

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