For Immediate Release
June 25, 2019
First Openly Transgender NCAA Division I Athlete to Speak at Suffolk County Community College
Bailar, a student athlete at Harvard University, is the first openly transgender NCAA Division I athlete and swimmer and is an LGBTQ rights advocate serving on the NCAA Common Ground initiative. Bailar was awarded the Community Advocate Award from the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League, and his 60 Minutes profile “Switching Teams” was nominated for the 28th Annual GLAAD Media awards.
Bailar was also featured in the series IDENTIFY by the International Olympic Committee for his efforts in promoting gender inclusion in sports. Mr. Bailar has appeared on various talk shows, such as NPR’s Dianne Rhem Show, 60 Minutes and The Ellen Show, and has been featured in publications such as The Economist, The Boston Globe, Swimmer’s World, and The Washington Post.