by Fox Insider
An Alaska transgender student’s success against female runners – including capturing all-state honors – is causing a backlash among parents and her rivals.
Haines High School senior Nattaphon Wangyot, who was born male and identifies as female, took fifth place in the Alaska high school girls 100-meter finals and third place in the 200-meter race on May 27.
“I’m glad that this person is comfortable with who they are and they’re able to be happy in who they are, but I don’t think it’s competitively completely 100-percent fair,” Hutchison High School senior Saskia Harrison told a local news station.
“I don’t know what’s politically correct to say, but in my opinion, your gender is what you’re born with,” Peyton Young, a junior from Eagle River High School who won the 3,200-meter race, told the Alaska Dispatch News. “It’s the DNA. Genetically a guy has more muscle mass than a girl, and if he’s racing against a girl, he may have an advantage.”
Stephanie Leigh Golmon Williams, a mother, said Wangyot’s participation was “not fair and it is not right for our female athletes.”
“We have a responsibility to protect our girls that have worked really hard, that are working towards college scholarships,” she said.
Watch Laura Ingraham’s reaction on “Fox and Friends” below.
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