2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Trans Athletes: The New Frontier of Sports

Saturday, March 12
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Four Seasons
Ballroom CD
98 San Jacinto Blvd

Like marriage, it can't get much more intersectional: Sports are intergenerational and interracial, and the instinct to compete, play, enjoy or consume sports doesn't require much explanation. Yet we're still finding that Trans athletes of every age have no end of stumbling blocks erected in front of them. Sports have historically been a vehicle for acceptance across the differences between us. Can it fill that role for the Trans community, and LGBT community more widely, in the future?

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Chris Mosier at SXSW

Chris Mosier

Triathlete/Coach/ College Admin


Chris is an award-winning transgender triathlete and the first out trans man to make a Men's US National Team. He was named Athlete of the Year at the Compete Sports Diversity Awards in 2013 and na...

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Christina Kahrl at SXSW

Christina Kahrl

MLB Writer & Editor, ESPN.com


Christina Kahrl is one of ESPN.com's national baseball writers and editors, having joined ESPN in 2011. She is also one of the co-founders of Baseball Prospectus, and is the former executive editor...

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Debi Jackson at SXSW

Debi Jackson



Debi Jackson is a 20-year veteran of creating advertising and marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies, international non-profits, and professional sports teams. She and her husband have been ...

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Dr Robert Garofalo


Lurie Childrens Hospital

Dr. Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH, is board-certified in pediatrics and adolescent medicine. Dr. Garofalo also directs Lurie Children’s Adolescent/Young Adult HIV Program, the Division of Adolescent Med...

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