Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2022-12-07
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
Donate

Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Trans swimmer Lia Thomas answers critics in interview
2022-05-31

This article shared 1120 times since Tue May 31, 2022
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


Two months after becoming the first transgender athlete to win an NCAA Division I national championship, transgender former University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas responded to some of the criticism she has received for competing in an exclusive interview with ESPN and ABC News.

"The biggest misconception, I think, is the reason I transitioned," said Thomas, who said she began hormone therapy in May 2019, after her sophomore year. "People will say, 'Oh, she just transitioned so she would have an advantage, so she could win.' I transitioned to be happy, to be true to myself."

"Trans women competing in women's sports does not threaten women's sports as a whole," she added. "Trans women are a very small minority of all athletes. The NCAA rules regarding trans women competing in women's sports have been around for 10-plus years. And we haven't seen any massive wave of trans women dominating."

At the NCAA swimming and diving championships in March, Thomas won the 500 freestyle, and she placed fifth and eighth, respectively, in the 200 and 100 freestyle.

The full article is at www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/34013007/trans-women-competing-women-sports-does-not-threaten-women-sports.


This article shared 1120 times since Tue May 31, 2022
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email

  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

HRC on end of Mpox Public Health Emergency: Today we enter a new phase in a continuing fight
2023-02-01
--From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — marked the end of the Mpox Public ...


Gay News

SAVOR Le Petit Chef: A singular, (literally) animated experience
2023-01-29
There are experiences and then there are EXPERIENCES. If you're familiar with those recent Immersive Van Gogh and Kahlo events, imagine that transferred to a table setting and you have an idea of what's involved with ...


Gay News

Candace Parker leaving the Chicago Sky
2023-01-29
On Jan. 28, Candace Parker announced on Instagram that she plans to leave the Chicago Sky to sign with the Las Vegas Aces. Just last September, Parker was named to the 2022 All-WNBA First Team. It ...


Gay News

WORLD Pope Francis, non-binary minor, athlete dies at 35, Taiwan
2023-01-29
Pope Francis made headlines when he told the Associated Press on Jan. 24 that "being homosexual is not a crime," although he also described being gay as sinful, Gay City News noted. The pontiff called on ...


Gay News

Chicago Red Stars unveil 2023 preseason roster
2023-01-25
--From a press release - CHICAGO (Jan. 25, 2023) — The Chicago Red Stars announced their preseason roster for the 2023 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) season. The team kicks off preseason Wed., Jan. 25, with 32 players on the active ...


Gay News

Equality Illinois responds to violence, murder of Black and Brown trans people on the south side
2023-01-25
--From a press release - Statement by Myles Brady Davis, Director of Communications at Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for LGBTQ+ people, regarding the violences and murders of Black and Brown trans people on the south side of Chicago: ...


Gay News

Lesbian tennis player ends 23-year career
2023-01-23
Australian tennis player Sam Stosur has called it a career after back-to-back losses at the Australian Open, Yahoo! Sport noted. Stosur—an out lesbian who played for 23 years—lost in the first round of the women's doubles ...


Gay News

NATIONAL Calif. bills, DeSantis, HIV vaccine, Meta, college items
2023-01-22
Buried within the bills California legislators filed after Gov. Gavin Newsom released his budget proposal for the 2023-2024 fiscal year is a line seeking to retrieve $13 million back from the state's Transgender Wellness and Equity ...


Gay News

Theater Review: tick, tick...BOOM!
2023-01-19
One of the wonders of live theater is that old works can be revived and reinterpreted to respond to changes in culture and society. Often a new directorial approach can make tried-and-true material feel fresh and ...


Gay News

GLAAD announces nominees for 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards
2023-01-18
--From a press release. Video below - Jan. 18, 2023 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced the nominees for the 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. ...


Gay News

NATIONAL Asylum-seekers, equality updates, cannabis, HIV and COVID
2023-01-15
Advocacy groups that specifically work with LGBTQI+ asylum-seekers and migrants criticized the Biden administration's expansion of the use of "expedited removal" of Cubans, Nicaraguans, Haitians and Venezuelans who enter the ...


Gay News

Chicago Red Stars select four players in 2023 NWSL Draft
2023-01-13
From a press release - CHICAGO—The Chicago Red Stars took part in the 2023 National Women's Soccer League Draft, tonight, selecting Penelope Hocking from Penn State University with their first-round pick (seventh overall). In ...


Gay News

Chicago Red Stars add Ella Masar to coaching staff
2023-01-11
--From a press release - CHICAGO (Jan. 11, 2023) - Ella Masar will join the Chicago Red Stars as assistant coach. "Ella has spent over a decade in professional soccer, both as a player and a coach. She is incredibly detailed ...


Gay News

Brittney Griner named 2022 Outsports Person of the Year
2023-01-09
The LGBTQ+ sports website Outsports named WNBA star Brittney Griner as its 2022 Person of the Year. Some of the previous honorees include figure skater Adam Rippon, former NFL player Michael Sam, soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe ...


Gay News

Chicago Red Stars defender Zoe Morse leaves Chicago Red Stars
2023-01-08
CHICAGO (January 8, 2022) - Defender Zoe Morse will not return to the Chicago Red Stars next season. Morse's contract ended following the 2022 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) regular season. "Zoe showed great leadership and ...


 




Copyright © 2023 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 
 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor


 



Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam     
Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.