Trans Issues

Emet Marwell ’18 sparks discussion of trans athletes

Emet Marwell ’18 sparks discussion of trans athletes

BY ABBY BAKER '19

When Emet Marwell ’18 attended the speech delivered by activist and retired professional soccer player Abby Wambach at Mount Holyoke College on Sept. 22, he did not expect to inspire the topic of the next episode of her podcast.

Mass. transgender discrimination law officially in effect this week

Mass. transgender discrimination law officially in effect this week

BY HANNAH ROACH '17

This past weekend saw a major increase in the rights of transgender individuals in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Massachusetts law that prohibits any discrimination against gender identity in public spaces was signed in July, and went into effect this Saturday. Massachusetts is the 18th state in the country to create such provisions for transgender people, according to the Berkshire Eagle.