PARTICIPATION IN SPORT IS A HUMAN RIGHT
Created in response to the powerlifting community’s commitment to a truly trans-inclusive and affirming sport.
What it Covers
1. Gym membership (monthly)
2. Required lifting equipment (shoes, belts, singlets, wraps, knee sleeves)
3. Federation membership dues, competition/meet dues
TIMELINE TO APPLY
• Applications Closes: June 25, 2021
• Video Interviews for Finalists: July 2021
• Grant Announcement: August 2021
TRANS LIFTERS BELONG ON THE PLATFORM
Participation in any strength sport should not be contingent on an individual’s gender identity, gender expression, or socioeconomic status.
In 2018, USA Powerlifting (USAPL) implemented a blanket ban on transgender people from competing in the division consistent with their gender identity. Pull for Pride’s then Co-Directors, JayCee Cooper and Breanna Diaz, as well as many other concerned USAPL members, came together to draft a trans-inclusive policy– one consistent with the policies adopted by the International Olympic Committee and the International Powerlifting Federation. Unfortunately, USAPL rejected our policy proposal and leadership stands firm in their harmful misunderstanding of the trans community.