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Transgender Rights Finds Allies in Sports


A surprising amount of negative reaction to North Carolina’s HB 2 is coming from the world of sports. The NBA withdrew its All-Star game from Charlotte then, last week the NCAA pulled championship games from around the state with the ACC following quickly on their heels. The macho world of sports taking up the cause of transgender rights seems unlikely. But is it really? We look at social activism in sports.

Luke DeCock
- sports columnist, The News and Observer

Ashland Johnson - director of policy and campaigns, Athlete Ally 

Dr. Daniel Grano - associate professor, Dept. of Communication, UNC Charlotte