Riley Gaines has been one of the leading advocates for women athletes as more and more male-to-female transgender people attempt to compete in women’s sports, giving them an unfair competitive advantage and making many female athletes uncomfortable, according to Gaines.
For her efforts, Gaines was reportedly Representative Lisa McClain’s (R-Mi.) guest to the State of the Union that occurred this week.
She has previously expressed her outrage that Lia Thomas was named the NCAA Woman of the Year, excluding hundreds or even thousands of capable biologically female athletes.
Now, Gaines has opened up about how her personal experience with Thomas made her uncomfortable as a collegiate athlete at Kentucky.
She claimed that there were incidents when she was forced to change with Thomas and was exposed to the athlete’s ‘male genitalia’.
She further said that the NCAA has allowed and even encouraged situations that make female athletes uncomfortable.
"Not even probably a year, two years ago, this would have been considered some form of sexual assault, voyeurism. But now not even are they just allowing it to happen, it’s almost as if these large organizations are encouraging it to happen," https://t.co/ELnDBWZQJ8
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Riley Gaines, a former 12-time All-American and SEC champion swimmer for Kentucky, says that transgender swimmer Lia Thomas “dropped his Pants” and exposed “male genitalia” in the women’s locker room following swim meets.
Recalling her uneasiness after being forced to change in front of a man, Gaines told Fox News she wants the NCAA to establish separate locker rooms and changing areas for transgender athletes.
“We were not forewarned beforehand that we would be sharing a locker room with Lia,” Gaines explained. “We did not give our consent, they did not ask for our consent, but in that locker room, we turned around, and there’s a 6’4″ biological man dropping his pants and watching us undress, and we were exposed to male genitalia.”
Gaines continued, “That, to me, was worse than the competition piece. Not even probably a year, two years ago, this would have been considered some form of sexual assault, voyeurism. But now, not even are they just allowing it to happen”