Transgender Inclusion in Sport Academic Article uri icon


  • Questions about transgender individuals’ place in sport persist. Therefore, the purpose of this paper was to focus on transgender inclusion in sport. Drawing from varied perspectives, the authors present five reasons for inclusion, basing their arguments on sport as a human right, fairness, gendered notions of athleticism, well-being, and economics. The authors then present a multilevel model for including transgender athletes, coaches, and administrators in sport, identifying factors at the macro-, meso-, and micro-levels of analysis.

published proceedings

  • Kinesiology Review

altmetric score

  • 5.4

author list (cited authors)

  • Cunningham, G. B., Isard, R., & Melton, E. N.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Cunningham, George B||Isard, Risa||Melton, E Nicole

publication date

  • February 2022