This commentary makes a case for developing trans sports studies out of queer African feminism. Queer African feminism is an epistemological orientation that affirms a flexible gender system, despite contemporary colonial gender ideologies, which insist on biological dimorphism. Queer African feminism offers to sports studies an analytical framework that attends to how colonialism, patriarchy, religion, and capitalism structure gender and sexual ideologies within sport and offers meaningful opportunities for disrupting these unjust systems. By centering the experiences of African athletes deemed intersex by sporting and medical authorities, the author demonstrates how current approaches to undermining sex segregation in sports still risk excluding certain athletes—intersex, nonbinary, and non-medically transitioning athletes. Ultimately, the author argues that if the goal of trans sports studies is to help bring about gender justice in sports, queer African feminism can offer a generative framework for attaining this goal.

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