This month's issue spotlights developing stories of two professional track and field athletes, Caster Semenya and Nikki Hiltz, who challenge the status quo and advance the rights of gender and sexually diverse people in sports. Semenya, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, has been at the center of a controversy over testosterone levels in female athletes. Hiltz, the first openly nonbinary athlete to win a USATF national championship, is an outspoken advocate for transgender rights. As sports become a political battleground for advancing the rights of gender and sexually diverse people in society, these two athletes are trailblazers in the fight for inclusion, challenging biased governing bodies that need to change from the top down. Check out the spotlight section to learn the latest on these two inspiring athletes—the top news, stories, and resources from the July edition of Beyond The Binary™.
Lauren Lubin April