• Old Saybrook Issues Statement Gaslighting Those Concerned About Presence Of Transgender Athlete On Girls Team

    The Old Saybrook "Girls" Track & Field Team; Photo Credit: Head Coach Pete Capezzone

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    The Old Saybrook School District issued a statement implying that the Centinal article about a trans athlete on the girls track and field team "contained some inaccurate information."

    Before exposing the alleged inaccurate information, the school first reaffirmed its guidance on trans athletes:

    "This guidance reaffirms the obligation of Connecticut Public Schools to safeguard the well-being of transgender and gender-diverse students and to provide every student with equal access to all educational programs and activities, including sports teams. This guidance also confirms that all students have access to restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity or expression. Old Saybrook Public Schools’ policies and regulations are consistent with the procedures set forth by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and Connecticut state law."

    The Centinal article included the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) guidance on transgender athletes and reviewed the school policy. That information was correctly reflected in the article.

    So what's the inaccurate information?

    "Contrary to what the article states, we have not received any complaints from student-athletes or their parents related to the participation in sports of students who are transgender and gender-diverse or the use of locker rooms by any student."

    Want to know why?

    Students and parents are terrified to go against the transgender agenda. They are very well aware of the trans-friendly athletic policies embraced by the State of Connecticut, the Connecticut Association of Schools, and Old Saybrook School District. They know if they challenge the trans agenda, they will get gaslit and labeled "transphobes" by progressives pushing this agenda. Parents are also acutely aware of the a very real risk of getting cancelled in their community and even by their employer. That is why parents reached out to the media for help, so they could remain anonymous and allow the media to shine a spotlight on the issue.

    It's not just students in the Old Saybrook school district who have reservations about a transgender person on a girls athletic team.

    It's also the girls who have to face off against a biological boy who has an obvious size advantage which can be intimidating to biological girls who expect to compete against other biological girls. Additionally, biological boys with clear physical advantages are taking away opportunities from biological girls.

    Who doesn't remember when the ‘fastest girl in Connecticut’ Chelsea Mitchell sued the state after she lost races to trans athletes?

    Not just one, but two trans athletes would regularly beat the biological girls in track. It was blatantly obvious to any rational person watching these track meets that the biological boys had physical advantages over the biological girls.

    Yet the trans athletes were protected at the expense of the real biological girls.

    “Just two athletes took so many opportunities away from biological females,” Mitchell told The New York Post for an interview in 2023. “Even though there were only two of them, they took 15 state championships away from other girls — and there were 85 girls that were directly impacted from them being in the races.”

    “When colleges looked at me, they didn’t see a winner. They saw a second- or third-place,” she said. “I wasn’t a first-place finisher, and I think that’s what really hurt me.”

    These issues are detailed in the case of Soule v. Connecticut Association of Schools.

    "Ever since the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference adopted a policy that allows males who identify as female to compete in girls’ athletic events, boys have consistently deprived Selina Soule, Alanna Smith, Chelsea Mitchell, and Ashley Nicoletti of honors and opportunities to compete at elite levels. CIAC’s policy is at odds with Title IX, a federal law designed to create equal opportunities for women in education and athletics."

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has stepped in to defend the trans athletes.

    The case is still ongoing, but the outcome will undoubtedly have a profound impact on girls sports.

    Screenshot, ACLU.

    In the meantime, Old Saybrook said it wants to ensure that all students "feel safe, comfortable, and supported at school and school-sponsored activities" and advised that "if any student requests additional privacy in the locker room, regardless of their gender identity" that such student would be provided "an alternative such as a nearby single restroom, privacy partition or curtain, or separate changing schedule."

    As if a "curtain" is going to address the all of the very real issues created by a biological boy who is taking opportunities away from biological girls in sports.

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