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Athlete and educator Chris Mosier to discuss “Breaking Barriers: Trans Inclusion in Sports,” November 14, 2016

In 2015, Chris Mosier became the first openly trans man to make a Men's U.S. 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, where he was the second fastest American man in his group. Mosier will deliver the talk, “Breaking Barriers: Trans Inclusion in Sports,” on Monday, November 14, 5:30pm. This event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Villard Room of Main Building.

An athlete, coach, and educator, Mosier is also the founder of, a resource for students, athletes, and administrators to find information about trans inclusion in athletics at various levels of play.

Among his many accomplishments, Mosier is a two-time member of Team USA, representing the United States in the short course and long course duathlon. Mosier is also a nationally recognized three-time Ironman triathlete, and inductee into the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame. Mosier has been featured in publications including ESPN The Magazine, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, and Esquire, and has written about his experiences for publications including The Advocate, the Pride Network, OutSports, and Compete Magazine.

A silver medalist in triathlon at the 2014 Gay Games, Mosier has been named to The Advocate Magazine's 40 Under 40, the Trans 100 list, the GOOD 100 list, and is featured in the 2016 Out 100 list. He is a Nike sponsored athlete.

Currently, Mosier is the Vice President of Program Development and Community Relations for the advocacy organization You Can Play.

This event is sponsored by Davison Dormitory, the President's Council on Diversity and Inclusion, the Dialogue and Engagement Across Differences fund, Campus Life and Diversity, Women’s Center, LGBTQ Center, ALANA Center, and the Education Department.

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Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, November 10, 2016