Gender equality VS transgender…Conflict over gender?

· Politics:Gender,Riley Gaines
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50-year-old transgender swimmer competes against teenagers in U.S. women's swimming world

Riley Gaines, who has supported gender equality, has slammed men who change clothes in women's locker rooms.

Despite the harassment from JGBTQ supporters, she musters up her courage to speak out about this issue.

Riley Gaines

Riley Gaines is an American former competitive swimmer from Gallatin, Tennessee. She competed as a member of the University of Kentucky NCAA Swimming Team in 2022 at Southeastern where she won the Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Year Award. She has campaigned against the participation of trans women in women's sports. In March 2022, Gaines lost the 200-meter freestyle race to Leah Thomas, a transgender athlete from the University of Pennsylvania, by a hundredth of a second. Gaines has been active in politics opposing the participation of trans women in women's sports, including lobbying state legislators to pass legislation in April 2022 that would ban transgender women from participating in women's sports.

Lia Thomas

Lia Catherine Thomas is an American swimmer who was born in 1999. She is the first openly transgender athlete to win an NCAA Division I national championship, having won the women's 500-yard freestyle event in 2022. During her swimming career, Thomas has been part of the public debate about transgender women in sports. She grew up in Austin, Texas, and has an older brother. Thomas began swimming at the age of five and was sixth in the state high school swimming championships for boys' events, competing for Westlake High School. In 2017, she started attending the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 2022 with a BA degree. She plans to attend law school, pursuing a career as a civil rights attorney.