Verity Smith (he/him) is the Mermaids’ Trans Inclusion in Sports manager. Verity is a gay trans man and has a disability. He played elite women’s rugby in both codes for 26 years and now plays for the Leeds Rhinos in the wheelchair rugby league superleague. He also supports D&I for the International Gay Rugby and World Gay Games.
March 1, 2023
Sports are about so much more than competition. Through athletics we find community, we learn life skills, we have a chance to move authentically. And it’s critical that trans and gender-diverse kids and adults have a chance to experience all that sports have to offer.