In the Equality Act, the protected characteristic of gender reassignment refers to anyone proposing to undergo, undergoing, or who has undergone a process (or part of a process) to reassign their gender by changing physiological or other attributes of gender.
The term trans is an umbrella term used to describe people whose gender is not the same as, or does not sit comfortably with, the sex they were assigned at birth. The Gender reassignment (Equality Act 2010) refers to a person who is proposing to undergo, is undergoing or has undergone a process (or part of a process) for the purpose of reassigning the person's sex by changing physiological or other attributes of sex. A person who chooses to reaffirm their gender may do so by telling family and friends, changing formal documents or presenting differently and may not involve hormone therapy or surgery.
We strive to make triathlon a sport where everyone can be themselves, where everyone can take part and where everyone is treated with kindness, dignity and respect. On 30th September 2021, the Sport Councils Equality Group published new guidance for Transgender Inclusion in Domestic Sport. British Triathlon will take some time to digest the guidance, the underpinning research and will consult with the swim, bike, run community to develop specific guidance for our sport. Progress will be shared via this website. Inclusive Employers have also produced a literature review for British Triathlon which can be read here which explored the current literature available on the subject of transgender inclusion in sport.
International competition is governed by the IOC and World Triathlon and the IOC is currently reviewing its guidelines which can be found by following this link. British Triathlon will work with World Triathlon to support the development of new guidance for international competition.