Most Americans agree transgender athletes should only compete against members of their biological sex, according to recent polls.
According to Gallup, 69% of Americans believe transgender athletes should be able to play on sports teams that match their biological gender while 26% of Americans believe transgender athletes should play on teams that correspond with the gender they identify as.
Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas (Born William Thomas) has reportedly been photographed wearing an “Antifa Super Soldier” shirt.
“She’s back,” a photo posted by Gwen, a transgender woman who reportedly identifies as Lia Thomas’ girlfriend, read.
Andy Ngo, who has been attacked by Antifa, tweeted that Thomas has “embraced the #Trantifa branding in new photos posted on social media. Trans violent militancy is the current focus of #Antifa. They believe that critics of trans ideology should be silenced, maimed, or murdered. Some call for sexual violence against females in particular, as revenge.”
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) July 17, 2023
Thomas first began making national headlines in 2021, due to being “transgender” and defeating rival college swimmers by large margins. It ignited a debate about whether transgender swimmers, as in Thomas’ case, should be allowed to compete against cis rivals of the female gender.
The conversation has heated as swimmers competing against Thomas have voiced displeasure over squaring off against, as one Virginia Tech swimmer said last year, “someone who went through puberty as a male and has the body of a male.”
Women’s rights sports advocate Riley Gaines, who had her NCAA trophy stolen by a male, tweeted, “Doesn’t this make so much make sense.”
“I haven’t specifically bashed Lia Thomas on anything (other than calling him an entitled narcissist which I stand by) because ultimately he was following the rules in place. But this is disturbing,” She added.
Speaker & Author of Choice Privilege Melissa chimed in too:
Total scam being weaponized against women!
GOP states must join state like FL & OK to pass laws that stop this scam. Prager U is collecting signatures to petition state legislators to act. Please join the fight & add your voice here 👉🏾https://t.co/7a344cLZDW pic.twitter.com/1BZ8FbiakA
— Melissa Tate (@TheRightMelissa) July 17, 2023