Lia Thomas, a male-to-female transgender swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania, has caused her fair share of controversy and debate in the sports community this season. Some say trans females like Thomas have an unfair advantage over biological, or cisgender, women thanks to years of testosterone-driven development. Others, however, argue that simply isn’t true. While she certainly started strong, Thomas hasn’t gone undefeated. And while she lost to Yale’s female-to-male trans swimmer, Iszac Henig, that loss may have been a win for her side of the argument. Trans woman beat by trans man: all the evidence necessary to end the debate on the fairness of transgenders in women’s sports? For NBC, perhaps it is.
Is There a Scientific Advantage?
On a recent episode of Hallie Jackson NOW, NBC Out reporter Jo Yurcaba joined the NBC News senior Washington correspondent to discuss the st...
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