Charlotte Royals to host first IGR NorAm Cup

The Charlotte Royals Rugby Football Club will play host to the International Gay Rugby North American Cup in Charlotte May 26 – May 28. The fun kicks off Friday evening May 26 at 7:00 p.m. with an opening ceremony and registration at the Mint Museum in uptown Charlotte. Players will be coming to Charlotte from…

NC lawmakers expand ban on trans athletes in women’s sports to include colleges

North Carolina lawmakers advanced legislation April 19 that would bar transgender female athletes from playing on girls’ sports teams, and expanded the scope of the bill to apply not just to middle schools and high schools, but college sports as well. House Bill 574, named the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, was filed earlier this…

‘They assume we don’t exist’

A bill that would prohibit transgender girls from playing girls’ sports in middle and high schools in North Carolina cleared its first hurdle Tuesday, passing the state Senate Education/Higher Education Committee. Out of the approximately 180,000 active student athletes in the state, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association says, only about 15 are transgender.…

SCOTUS rejects effort to bar West Virginia trans girl from school sports

The Supreme Court of the United States has rejected an effort by West Virginia’s Attorney General to block a 12-year-old transgender girl from continuing to participate in school sports with her peers with a 7-2 vote. The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of West Virginia, Lambda Legal, and Cooley LLP issued the following joint…

Stonewall Sports joins the Pickleball craze

Two and a half days after registration opened last month, Stonewall Sports Charlotte filled all of the slots for its inaugural pickleball league. Registration was supposed to end on Feb. 19 for the league that starts in March. “We were expecting that people would be excited about it, but we were floored that it went…


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