The International Association of Trans Bodybuilders and Powerlifters (IATBP) is an an organization created for bodybuilders and powerlifters who identify as Trans (belonging at any level of the Trans spectrum) as well as non-binary/gender non-conforming people.

The first historical Trans bodybuilding competition was created in October 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA at the first annual Trans Fitness World Conference.


Our goal is to provide a supportive place for Trans people around the world to compete in bodybuilding and powerlifting, no matter where they are on the Trans spectrum. We want to help create a world where Trans people are accepted for who they are.

At our Powerlifting events, Trans and Cisgender people can come together to compete as a way of building understanding and cooperation between the two communities.


  1. Be officially recognized worldwide as the leading authority of Bodybuilding and Powerlifting for people of Trans experience
  2. Create a certification training program with membership accreditation for all the IATBP judges
  3. Standardize all the competitions’ rules, expectations and membership affiliations across the board.