Chris Mosier On Coming Out, Nike, and What the Future Holds for Trans Athletes

Plus, why young athletes need to see other athletes who look just like them.

On the first episode of ‘Forward Progress’, host Riley Evans speaks with trans athlete and advocate Chris Mosier about his transition, what it meant to compete in the red, white and blue, and how he’s pushing international athletic committees to change their policy to be more accommodating to trans athletes.

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Show Notes:

  • Chris on his childhood and when he first realized he might be a trans man [2:27]
  • On forgoing college sports and finding duathlon and triathlon [6:51]
  • On coming to terms with his trans identity and eventually coming out publically [9:44]
  • On being featured in a Nike commercial [16:00]
  • Challenging the IOC’s transgender athlete policy [19:09]
  • On public reaction to his presence in the sport [23:30]
  • What it was like competing in the World Championships [24:50]
  • [30:44]
  • On regulations regarding trans people’s inclusion in sports [33:06]
  • The challenges faced by non-binary athletes [39:13]
  • On his various accolades and awards [42.57]
  • On what’s next for Chris Mosier [46:38]
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Notable Mentions: 

Harrison Browne | Fallon Fox | Renée Richards 

Additional reading:

Riley Evans
Riley Evans
Riley Evans is the Multimedia Editor for Grandstand Central, where he writes about athlete mental health, identity politics and how they interact with the world of sports.


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