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Chris Mosier

Transgender Advocate
United States

Chris Mosier is a trailblazing athlete, coach, and founder of TransAthlete.com. In 2020 he made history by becoming the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympic Trials in the gender with which they identify. Prior to that, in 2015 he became the first openly trans man to make a Men's US National Team. Following the national championship race, he was instrumental in getting the International Olympic Committee policy on transgender athletes changed, and in June 2016 he became the first trans athlete to compete in a world championship race under the new rules. He has been called "the man who changed the Olympics" by the BBC and New York Magazine. Chris is a six-time member of Team USA, representing the United States in the sprint triathlon and the short course and long course duathlon, which is a run/bike/run event, a two-time Men's National Champion, and a Men's All-American.

Chris is also a nationally recognized four-time Ironman triathlete, and inductee into the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame. He is sponsored by Nike and has been featured in multiple global Nike campaigns. Chris has been featured in publications including ESPN The Magazine, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and more.

Chris's website transathlete.com is the go-to source for information about transgender athletes in sport. Chris has written and advocated for change in policies from the high school level to national governing bodies and professional leagues. He has become one of the leading grassroots organizers against the current wave of anti-trans legislation across the United States, and when not fighting the good fight, he mentors transgender and non-binary athletes around the world in hopes that he can live by his motto of "be who you needed when you were younger."

Chris Mosier's

Sessions

  • Social Change
    Social Change
    Inclusion for Transgender Communities
    Participants will discuss inclusion for all girls and women and develop actionable steps they can take to be allies to transgender athletes.

    The workshop will deliver a toolkit that supports participants in communicating about transgender inclusion respectfully, prioritising inclusion and safety for all athletes, and the power of coalition building for effective advocacy.

    Session Title: Sport for All: The importance of inclusion for Transgender Girls and Women

    Hybrid session
    2:45pm - 3:30pm
    Social Change

    The workshop will deliver a toolkit that supports participants in communicating about transgender inclusion respectfully, prioritising inclusion and safety for all athletes, and the power of coalition building for effective advocacy.

    Session Title: Sport for All: The importance of inclusion for Transgender Girls and Women

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Human Rights
    visibility & voice

    The workshop will deliver a toolkit that supports participants in communicating about transgender inclusion respectfully, prioritising inclusion and safety for all athletes, and the power of coalition building for effective advocacy.

    Session Title: Sport for All: The importance of inclusion for Transgender Girls and Women

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Human Rights
  • Active Lives
    Active Lives
    Panel | Paewhiri Kōrero - Gender Identity
    This panel will be in Hunua 1 and live-streamed on the virtual platform.

    Explore varying perspectives on the inclusion of transgender athletes, athletes with Disorder of Sex Development (DSD) and non-binary athletes in community and elite sports.

    This panel will explore diverse and sometimes disparate views on these topics. Whilst the opinions of some panellists may not match the inclusionary position IWG itself holds, we believe these discussions need to take place to ensure fair and equitable solutions for all. We therefore ask that all panellists and participants are treated with respect and consideration with a view to creating a collegial, respectful, inclusive, and professional environment at IWG 2022, both in person and virtually.

    Chris Mosier – speaker is supported by Embassy of USA

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    Hybrid session
    1:40pm - 2:25pm
    Active Lives

    Explore varying perspectives on the inclusion of transgender athletes, athletes with Disorder of Sex Development (DSD) and non-binary athletes in community and elite sports.

    This panel will explore diverse and sometimes disparate views on these topics. Whilst the opinions of some panellists may not match the inclusionary position IWG itself holds, we believe these discussions need to take place to ensure fair and equitable solutions for all. We therefore ask that all panellists and participants are treated with respect and consideration with a view to creating a collegial, respectful, inclusive, and professional environment at IWG 2022, both in person and virtually.

    Chris Mosier – speaker is supported by Embassy of USA

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    visibility & voice

    Explore varying perspectives on the inclusion of transgender athletes, athletes with Disorder of Sex Development (DSD) and non-binary athletes in community and elite sports.

    This panel will explore diverse and sometimes disparate views on these topics. Whilst the opinions of some panellists may not match the inclusionary position IWG itself holds, we believe these discussions need to take place to ensure fair and equitable solutions for all. We therefore ask that all panellists and participants are treated with respect and consideration with a view to creating a collegial, respectful, inclusive, and professional environment at IWG 2022, both in person and virtually.

    Chris Mosier – speaker is supported by Embassy of USA

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