Participating in a sport is one thing that brings students greater well-being with development, socialization, and mental well-being. When a student participates in a sport, they are more likely to involved and feel as though they belong. This is especially important for LGBTQ+ students who usually suffer more mental health + inclusion issues than their peers. Only 12.5% of trans and nonbinary students reported that their school had rules or guidelines in place to support trans and nonbinary students in 2019. Many students also reported as well that they had to use a locker room that did not align with their gender identity. But, it is not only in sports that transgender and non-binary students are being discriminated against. 44.5% of transgender students and 36.3% of nonbinary students reported being prevented or unable to use their chosen names and pronouns. Many states are beginning to pass discriminatory laws that exclude transgender students in sports and some states are going so far as to require invasive proof of medical information before a school allows permission for a student to participate. So far, 16 states (including D.C) have friendly policies which will help with full inclusion of trans and nonbinary students in high school athletics. 6 states have guidance but exclude trans and nonbinary students by requiring students to participate in athletics based on their birth certificate or their sex assigned at birth. 3 states bar trans and nonbinary students from participation(and the only exception is if they have undergone surgery). Lastly, discriminatory restriction policies that will create barriers to the inclusion of trans and nonbinary students are in place in 16 states and there are 10 states that have not issued statewide guidance.