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The Real Score: Unraveling Myths About Trans People in Sports with Erin Reed

Journalist Erin Reed will explore the complex and often misunderstood world of transgender athletes in sports. Delving into the history and current controversies, we will address the myths and misinformation surrounding “biological advantages.” We will also discuss the discriminatory nature of recent sports bans targeting transgender individuals, and interrogate how similar arguments have been historically used to marginalize other minority groups. We will look at the real world impact of these sports bans, and how they might touch places you didn’t think about. Finally, we’ll put it all together in considering what transgender inclusion means for society at large.

About the presenter: Erin Reed (she/her) is a transgender journalist based in Washington, D.C. She tracks LGBTQ+ legislation around the United States for her subscription newsletter, Erin In The Morning. Her work has been cited by the APReutersThe New York TimesThe Washington Post, and many more major media outlets. You can follow her on twitter and tiktok @ErinInTheMorn.

Click here to register for this program!

Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom webinar via email from Tewksbury Public Library. Please note that this presentation will not be recorded.

This program is in partnership with the Morrill Memorial Library and a cohort of libraries across Massachusetts.

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

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When

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Virtual - Zoom Webinar
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States

Accessibility

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