Parents outraged as biological male transgender athletes place first and second in girls track championships

By Grace Carr

Two athletes who were born males placed first and second in state track championship events for high school girls, causing anger among other competitors and parents who say they had an unfair advantage over the girls.

Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood dominated Connecticut’s races, sweeping gold and silver medals with little competition and stirring outrage among fellow competitors. Miller placed first in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dash, while Yearwood placed second to Miller in the 100-meter dash, CBS Pittsburgh reported.

Both Miller and Yearwood are biological males who identify as females. Neither has undergone surgeries or used hormone blockers to lower their testosterone to a level comparable to females.

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference allows athletes to compete according to their gender identity and implements no hormone testing, as regulatory bodies do at the university level.

Athletes must possess school records identifying them as their chosen gender, and those records must be verified by school officials to make sure the gender identification is made in good faith rather than to gain an unfair advantage.

Parents began a petition after Yearwood took first place in the women’s 100-meter dash for the second consecutive year in early June, calling on the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference to change its policies that allow athletes to compete according to their gender identity, the Hartford Courant reported.

The petition has garnered hundreds of  signatures, and parents and athletes began to clamor more loudly after Miller and Yearwood swept the races.

“I think it’s unfair to the girls who work really hard to do well,” Glastonbury sophomore sprinter Selina Soule said.

She said she doesn’t think it’s fair for boys who identify as girls to race with girls when boys are faster and stronger than girls.

Medical research shows 80 to 95 percent of children outgrow gender dysphoria naturally and accept their biological sex if nature takes its course. No long-term, randomized study on the effects of hormone-blocking treatments on children has been conducted, and no laws govern or regulate use of hormone blockers.

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8 thoughts on “Parents outraged as biological male transgender athletes place first and second in girls track championships

  1. Biologically we have Male & Female, mentally we have whatever your minds tells
    you what you think you are …………Pretty Pathetic !!

    With all the Liberal indoctrination going on in schools from grade school to college
    kids don’t stand a chance …………. it a sad thing when kids can’t be kids.

    As an adult, if you want to think you’re the opposite sex, knock yourself out !!

    Your new best friend should be a leather Couch, you’ll need it !!

  2. Children should not be allowed to transgender. They are way to young and teenagers themselves, are conflicted with their sexuality. Allowing this to happen is nothing less than child abuse. They should not be allowed on a REAL girl’s team. They are not real. Becoming transgender seems to be the ” IN ” thing and is almost epidemic. I don’t believe there are that many ‘mistakes’ out there. Just screwed up brains. Look at ‘Chelsea Manning’. Whatever he/she is, it is NOT mentally healthy. Almost committed suicide a couple of weeks back. Sorry. Transgender is a state of mind.

    • The human brain is still maturing till age 25. No one under 25 should be allowed to change their biology

    • As of yet I havent heard of any colleges that have let boys on the girl’s team. The buck stops after high school. Parents should have pulled their kids off the team as soon as they were aware of the situation. That would have ended this crap quickly

  3. These CT people probably still don’t understand the concept of getting what you vote for.

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