Published October 25, 2021 by Bowdoin News

Changing the Game for Young Trans Athletes: A Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion with Shane Diamond '10

Bowdoin Athletics, Alumni Relations, and the Sexuality, Women, and Gender Center welcomed human rights advocate and former Bowdoin women's ice hockey captain Shane Diamond '10 on October 14 for a film screening and virtual panel discussion.

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Changing the Game is a documentary film from Emmy-award winner Michael Barnett that follows three transgender high school athletes as they fight to compete as their authentic selves in their respective sports. 

Following a screening of the film, Rachel Reinke, associate director of the Sexuality, Women, and Gender Center, moderated a discussion about the film, important inclusion work underway in Bowdoin Athletics, and action steps that can be taken to help change the game for young trans athletes.

In addition to Diamond, the panel included Katie Greene, assistant athletic director and diversity, equity, and inclusion coordinator; Anne Lieberman, policy expert from Athlete Ally; and Andraya Yearwood, featured athlete in Changing the Game. 

Read more about the event and how to view the panel discussion.

Read a summary of the event by Dillon Stone ’25.