Fact or Fiction: North Dakota Anti-Trans Sports

by HRC staff

North Dakota is one of at least thirty states that are trying to push through legislation to ban trans women and girls from playing on sports teams consistent with their gender identity.

Following the example of anti-trans legislators across the country, the proponents of North Dakota’s bill, House Bill 1298, have relied on falsehoods and fearmongering to make the case for their bill.

Here are the myths and how we bust them:

Trans kids want to play sports for the same reasons all kids do: to be part of a team, to learn discipline, and above all, to have fun with their friends. But lawmakers across the country are trying to pass laws that would ban trans youth from participating in school sports.