NIAA to allow transgender athletes access to sports for their identity

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Updated: 1/14/2014 6:24 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) has issued a Position Statement on transgender participation in high school sports.

The NIAA's position is that "A transgender student athlete at the high school level shall be allowed to participate in NIAA-sanctioned sports in accordance with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the student's birth certificate or other school records, and regardless of whether the student has undergone any medical treatment."

A student may request a review of his or her eligibility through a procedure outlined in the statement. If the request is granted, the student does not have go through the procedure for subsequent sports seasons or years.
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