Former USA swimming official just can’t stop spewing hate at a trans swimmer
Screen Shot 2021-12-28 at 12.13.49 PM The wave of attacks on trans women in sports have recently centered on college athlete Lia Thomas, a trans senior at the University of Pennsylvania who has been breaking records in women’s swimming.
Due to her success, Thomas is facing intense scrutiny and criticism , despite the fact that she has has followed NCAA guidelines for trans athletes.
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The backlash has been strong, and most recently, a USA Swimming official named Cynthia Millen resigned after 30 years on the job in protest of Thomas’ participation on the Penn women’s team.
Since her resignation, Millen has continuously spoken out against Thomas, misgendering her at every opportunity and claiming she will somehow be the end of women’s swimming as we know it.
“I told my fellow officials that I can no longer participate in a sport which allows biological men to compete against women,” Millen wrote in her resignation letter . “Everything fair about swimming is being destroyed.”Last week, Millen appeared on Fox News to double down on her position and declared, “Bodies swim against bodies. Gender identities don’t swim. Lia is […]