For young trans athletes, the sport they love often turns into a minefield of controversy. Either decried as cheaters if they excel, or barred from competing among the gender they identify with, positive outcomes are rare. But when a sport is a lifeline, what is fair?
Red River Theatres and GLAD (GLBTQ Advocates and Defenders) are proud to present a free screening of the award winning movie Changing the Game this Tuesday, the 23rd at 7pm. RSVP HERE.
This exceptional film mines that question through intimate portraits of three trans athletes and will be followed by a half-hour panel discussion, including transgender athlete and activist Chris Mosier, Athlete Ally’s Director of Policy and Programs Anne Liberman, star-of-movie and New Hampshire’s very own Sarah Huckman, and Emmett LeBlanc, a transgender man and former rugby player at Colby Sawyer College.
This screening of Changing The Game is especially timely, as opponents of transgender equality have introduced HB 198, a bill that would ban transgender girls and women from competing in high school and college sports in New Hampshire. As we near the hearing of HB 198, it is important to organize and educate as many of our neighbors as possible.
With the hearing of HB198 likely in the coming weeks, now is the time to begin reaching out to the House Education committee in opposition to HB198. The General Court makes it super easy to do all of this with a single e-mail address.
- Be sure to indicate your opposition to HB198 in the subject line.
- Share why you oppose HB198 and urge members of the committee to oppose this legislation by voting ITL.
- Thank the committee for their time.
- Include your name and town in signature.
HB68 was voted down unanimously (ITL 15-0) by House Children & Family Law committee on 02/18/2021. Between the two hearings, 745 folks signed in against this bill. Awesome work everyone!
Up next: House Floor vote.