It’s estimated that there are around 1.3 million adults and 300,000 trans children in the US, all of whom are taking the brunt of anti-trans laws that have passed in dozens of state legislative bodies across the country.
While I support anyone to be who they want to be as long as there are guardrails to protect children, there’s one highly controversial issue that I question, and that’s trans women competing in women’s sports. This is the area where much of the anti-trans legislation has passed.
A case in point is that of Lia Thomas, who was born male but transitioned to female while attending the University of Pennsylvania. “He” swam competitively since grade school, continued on through high school, and then made the men’s swim team at the University of Pennsylvania where “she” began her transition.
Once she had completed her hormonal therapy at the end of her junior year, she was allowed to swim on the women’s team as a senior.
At the end of her college career in May of 2022, the 6’3” swimmer had moved from 65th on the men’s team to 1st on the women’s team in the the 500-yard freestyle, without breasts and while still maintaining her male genitalia.