Family Group Cries Foul as Male Who Identifies as Female Competes Against Girls in State Track Meet

Wangyot-compressedHAINES, Alaska — A family group in Alaska is crying foul after it became aware that a male student at Haines High School who identifies as female is being permitted to compete against girls on the school’s track team and at the state championship.

Nattaphon “Ice” Wangyot, 18, a senior at the high school, recently qualified for the 100-meter and 200-meter finals, but some female students question whether it is fair for him to compete on a girls’ team.

“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,” Saskia Harrison of Fairbanks Hutchison High School told KTVA-TV.

“Genetically, a guy has more muscle mass than a girl, and if he’s racing against a girl, he may have an advantage,” said Peyton Young of Eagle River High School.

But Wangyot says that he takes female hormones regularly to suppress his testosterone levels, and finds support in his coaches.

“Some hateful people make me stronger and stronger,” he told reporters. “So I want to say ‘thank you’ for everybody.”

The Haines Borough School District also has a policy permitting students to play on sports teams based on their gender identity.

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“Yeah, we’re not gonna discriminate based on gender identity. That’s the just the long and the short of it,” Haines School District Interim Superintendent Rich Carlson remarked.

“For the purposes of gender identification for interscholastic activities, the district will consider the gender identity based on the student’s consistent declaration of gender identity, their actions, attitude, dress and mannerisms,” the policy reads.

The Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) abides by whatever guidelines individual districts have set on the matter.

“The bigger gist of how this policy was developed is ASAA feels that schools are in the best position of dealing with individual students and know which individual students consistently identify with a different gender and can apply that better than we can thousands of miles away from the actual student,” ASAA Director Billy Strickland told Alaska Public Media.

But recently, the group Alaska Family Action held a press conference over the matter to as they find the allowance is unfair to female athletes. Approximately a dozen local residents stood to voice their concern.

“We are here today as a voice from the community to ensure that female athletes are not denied the playing opportunities and scholarships otherwise available to them and to make the playing field even again,” said Executive Director Jim Minnery. “Allowing students to play on teams of the opposite sex disproportionately impacts female students, who will lose spots on a track, soccer and volleyball teams to male students who identify as female.”

“It is not fair and it is not right for our female athletes, and we have a responsibility to protect our girls,” Stephanie Leigh Golmon Williams also told KTVA.

Wangyot was likewise permitted to compete on the girls’ volleyball and basketball teams this year.

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    No Christianity = No fairness. The sense of fairness of America therefore the world is from the Judeo-Christian values.

  • Guest

    Even former tennis star, trans Renee Richards, said that men who identify as women shouldn’t compete against women because their size and strength give them unfair advantage.

    • The Last Trump

      Too bad.
      If they “identify” as women (?) you had better accept them as such.
      OR ELSE!!

  • HE is not a girl, HE is a boy, HE is XY and HIS “identification” problem is a psychiatric and spiritual problem. It isn’t OUR problem, but his, his parents, and his psychiatrists.

  • ComeOnPeople!

    If HIS people, which are called by HIS name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek HIS face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will HE hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

    Rise up CHILDREN of the MOST HIGH… humble yourselves… pray…seek HIM…turn from wickedness and THEN HE will HEAL our land!

  • The Last Trump

    Hee, hee! You just gotta love liberals!
    BOYS competing in the girls events!
    Gee, I wonder who’s going to take all the prizes…?
    Say, are we allowed to bet on these events? I’m suddenly feeling VERY lucky. 🙂

  • Nidalap

    What’s this?!? Illegal use of testosterone on the girl’s team?

    For shame! 🙂

    • Josey

      well, estrogen at least….LOL…that coffee came out of my nose, shame on you nidlap but thanks for the laugh, God love you.

  • TheBBP

    Haha, that other shoe is beginning to drop. The feminists could end up at war with the gender-progressive SJW’s when this becomes more prevalent and young boys eager to become famous by any means will seek to destroy female athletics.

    • Josey

      lol…true, true…heh, oh what will feminists do now, they fought for the right to play with soldiers on equal terms, they fought for the right to play on boys teams as in equality for all and now they got boys fighting for the right to play on girls teams…bizarro land.

  • Gary Metzger

    The Twilight Zone is upon us.

  • sammy13

    Let the international olympic committee weigh in and decide.

  • Cheating. The new American dream: anyone can succeed by lying and cheating.

  • sick_of_hypocrites

    Where would these transgenders be if it weren’t for the medicine to suppress their testosterone or estrogen levels? Oh that’s right they wouldn’t have the ability to look like the person they want too.

  • TheBottomline4This

    This 18 yr old guy’s mental illness should not be applauded.

  • Josey

    Probably couldn’t compete and win against his own gender so had to go to the girls team

  • Chrissy girl

    That’s it… I’m going to play in the NFL! When this hits professional sports then people will realize the troubles with the art of gender confusion!

  • Shemafish

    Now if a “porta potty” can be placed outside the business would that solve the PC problem? If in a large shopping center a group of these “porta potties” will be placed far out of range of the 99+% Non-PC. Just wondering?

  • Truthhurts24

    Its a sad day when even the animals and insects know what gender they are more than humans

  • archaeologist

    declaring what is right and wrong is not discrimination

  • cadcoke5

    Considering just the physical competition issue, even if he were to be castrated, or otherwise have his testosterone suppressed, that would not take away all the changes to his body that were made because of testosterone. This process srated in the womb. and it certainly exploded the physical advantages as soon as the process of puberty started.

    All the girls, who aren’t feminists who are at that track meet, should refuse to participate if he is permitted to particpate. The feminists should just loose to this guy, because they deserve it.

  • Harry Oh!

    The Olympics are next….should be interesting.