CrossFit Games to Allow Transgender Competitors in 2019

In the 2019 CrossFit competitive season...transgender athletes are welcome to participate in the division with which they identify.
— Greg Glassman, Chairman and Founder, CrossFit, Inc

On Friday, August 3rd, 2018 - OUTWOD hosted "Big Gay Happy Hour" to raise funds for The OUT Foundation and for one BIG announcement from Greg Glassman, the Founder of CrossFit.

At the event, Greg Glassman, Chairman and Founder of CrossFit Inc., made a special announcement continuing his support of the sport’s inclusivity and presented a check for $10,000.00 to The OUT Foundation. This is a giant step for transgender athletes. Where CrossFit goes - others follow. We are proud to be a part of a community that steps up, shows the world what the right thing to do is, and follows up with that commitment.

The OUT Foundation is developing educational materials for our CrossFit community of athletes, coaches and affiliate owners to help deep dive into what it means to be a transgender person in fitness, how to be respectful of a transgender person at the gym and in the locker room, and generally how not to be accidentally offensive.

We expect these materials to be complete by October 2018, with online webinars, in person Q+A sessions, and more to be offered as we seek to make ALL people feel welcome in this sport that we love.

Stay tuned!

Will Lanier