Transgender female collegiate swimmer Lia Thomas set another record Thursday at the NCAA championship prelims, beating out Silver Medal Olympian Brooke Forde.
Thomas had a 4:33.82 in the race and was allowed to compete even though he/she is a biological male and has not had any surgery to transition to female.
The only thing making Thomas a female eligible to compete in women’s sports is “her” own statement that “she” is a female–the anatomy, size and muscle tone are all biologically male.
Thomas’s place in women’s swimming has been controversial because many have realized that biological males/transgender females have too much of an advantage over biological females.
A group of protesters gathered outside the aquatic center to share their displeasure over Thomas’s inclusion in the competition.
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