Transgender and Non-Binary Inclusion

USA Gymnastics … introduced an updated policy for transgender and non-binary inclusion.

… intended to promote a safe and inclusive environment for athletes of all gender identities, while protecting the privacy of trans and non-binary athletes.


  • Transgender athletes no longer need to apply to participate in the discipline that aligns with their gender identity.
  • Surgical sex reassignment, legal gender recognition, and hormone therapy requirements have been removed.
  • Guidance for non-binary athletes has been added.
  • Educational resources have been incorporated within the policy to help build a more informed community.

Coach Dennis Vachon was interviewed on GymCastic about his experience coaching Emily. An inspiring story.