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The complicated history of cheerleading, Title IX and what it means to be a sport
Title IX was supposed to move women off the sidelines. But while cheerleading has moved far beyond game day, it still doesn’t have that official recognition.
Title IX aimed to get women into grad schools. Over 50 years, it shaped their role in sports.
Title IX was created 50 years ago. But what was its historic impact? From women in sports to LGBTQ+ inclusion, here are the key changes over the years.
U.S. Soccer guarantees equal prize compensation to men’s and women’s teams
‘Equality goes both ways’: A long fight and support across the sport helped establish a new level of pay equity.
It's a record year for women emerging as leaders in the baseball industry
In recent years, women have made strides in America’s favorite pastime — as coaches, front office leads and on broadcast teams.
‘Stare at me because I deserve to be stared at’: Lauren Steadman and the evolution of representation at the Paralympics
Paralympian sportscaster Lauren Steadman spoke with The 19th about representation and why it’s OK to stare.
A record number of out LGBTQ+ Olympians are competing. China doesn't want to talk about it.
China’s crackdown has affected gender-rights advocates and again raises questions about how sporting events should address the way host nations handle human rights.
White House condemns South Dakota over anti-trans sports law
The administration said the legislation is ‘nothing more than bullying.’ It is unclear if officials can or will take legal action.
LGBTQ+ advocates ask NCAA not to cut nondiscrimination protections for athletes
As the NCAA votes on change to its constitution, LGBTQ+ advocates are calling on the organization to keep nondiscrimination language that they say protects queer athletes in a moment where they are particularly vulnerable.
Women's basketball is finally getting equal treatment in NCAA Final Four branding
The social media updates follow a 2021 gender equity review of the NCAA that called for the organization to make all promotional efforts for the men and women’s competitions the same.