Trans Girls Belong on Girls’ Sports Teams

Trans Girls Belong on Girls’ Sports Teams

The families were upset that transgender girls were competing against the cisgender girls in high school track leagues. In describing the Connecticut case in the Wall Street Journal, opinion writer Abigail Shrier expressed a representative argument: when transgender girls compete on girls’ sports teams, she wrote, “[cisgender] girls can’t win.”The opinion piece left out the fact that two days after the Connecticut lawsuit was filed by the cisgender girls’ families, one of those girls beat one of the transgender girls named in the lawsuit in a Connecticut state championship. It turns out that when transgender girls play on girls’ sports teams, cisgender girls can win. But transgender girls are not the only girls with high testosterone levels. What they’re not worried about is transgender girls playing on girls’ sports teams.

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