Crowd jeers transgender athlete after winning Oregon girls state title

Source: @rileygaines/x

Aayden Gallagher was named state champion in the 200 meters.

May 20, 2024, published at 7:00 PM ET

Article continues below advertisement

Transgender high school runner in Oregon booed after winning girls state title
Source: @rileygaines/x

Gallagher won the 200 meters at the Oregon state finals this weekend.

This weekend, the high school sophomore competed in the state track and field meet in Eugene, Oregon, where she was also booed as she crossed the finish line in the 200 meters.

While she won the 200m race – and clocked the fastest time in the 400m preliminary round – she lost the 400m event by 0.15 seconds.

Article continues below advertisement

Transgender high school runner in Oregon booed after winning girls state title
Source: @rileygaines/x

The high school sophomore was booed as she crossed the finish line and onto the podium.

Article continues below advertisement

Article continues below advertisement

Transgender high school runner in Oregon booed after winning girls state title
Source: @rileygaines/x

Gallagher finished second in the 400 meters.

Article continues below advertisement

Gallagher also came second in the 200m preliminary round with a time of 24.49, which was 0.17 seconds slower than the winner.

The sophomore's times at the Portland Interscholastic League Championship qualified her for the 400-meter and 200-meter events at the state finals, which were held in the same stadium that hosts the U.S. Championships and Olympic Trials.

MORE:

POLITICS

Article continues below advertisement

Outspoken critic Riley Gaineswho rallied against the former University of Pennsylvania transgender swimmer Lia Thomaspublished the photo of the high school athlete on social media on May 18.

Gaines shared a video of the crowd's reaction when Gallagher was crowned state champion at X.

Article continues below advertisement

riley gaines ambushed physically hit pro trans protesters speech protection women sports jpg
Source: MEGA

Gaines called Gallagher's triumph “heartbreaking and deeply regressive.”

Article continues below advertisement

“Look at the girls on stage applauding when the second place (deserving winner) is announced,” Gaines began the post. “Then look at them when the boys' names are announced. Stop saying girls are okay with this, because they aren't.'

“This is heartbreaking and deeply regressive,” Gaines added.

Never miss a story – sign up for the RadarOnline.com Newsletter to get your daily dose of drugs. Daily. Break. Celebrity News. All free.

Article continues below advertisement

Despite the audience's visceral reaction, Gallagher was allowed to participate under Oregon School Activity Association (OSAA) policy, which focuses on transgender athletes.

“The OSAA is committed to allowing students to participate in the athletics or activities program of their consistently asserted gender identity while providing a fair and safe environment for all students,” the association said.

Article continues below advertisement

“Similar to Rule 8.2 regarding length of admission/graduation, rules such as these promote harmony and fair competition among member schools by maintaining equality of eligibility and increasing the number of students who have the opportunity to participate in interscholastic activities,” the policy states. continued.

The OSAA policy additionally noted that “once a transgender student has notified the student's school of his or her gender identity, the student will be consistently treated as that gender for purposes of eligibility for athletics and activities, provided that if the student has attempted or participated in an activity, the student may not participate on a team of the opposite gender that same season.”

Related Posts

With Not My Job: NPR

Michelle Williams presents Chloe Bailey with the Generation Next Honor during Urban One Honors: Best in Black at Coca-Cola Roxy on January 20, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Nykieria…

There are sharks in the Seine – mon dieu! : NPR

Sharks in the Seine — ma dieu! Netflix/Sofie Gheysens hide caption change caption Netflix/Sofie Gheysens I'll be the first to admit that I didn't even know about it there used…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You Missed

We lower our price target for Salesforce after disappointing guidance

  • June 15, 2024
We lower our price target for Salesforce after disappointing guidance

Apple is joining the race to find an AI icon that makes sense

  • June 15, 2024
Apple is joining the race to find an AI icon that makes sense

Hidden costs of homeownership average $18,000 per year

  • June 15, 2024
Hidden costs of homeownership average $18,000 per year

I canceled a group trip. Do I still have to pay for the hotel?

  • June 15, 2024
I canceled a group trip.  Do I still have to pay for the hotel?

Gene could provide large wheat yields for a growing population

  • June 15, 2024
Gene could provide large wheat yields for a growing population

Former SpaceX employees are suing after they were fired after complaining of sexual harassment

  • June 15, 2024
Former SpaceX employees are suing after they were fired after complaining of sexual harassment

Biden campaign says it raised more than $28 million ahead of Hollywood fundraiser with Obama and dozens of celebrity supporters

  • June 15, 2024
Biden campaign says it raised more than $28 million ahead of Hollywood fundraiser with Obama and dozens of celebrity supporters

Honey bees can detect lung cancer, researchers say

  • June 15, 2024
Honey bees can detect lung cancer, researchers say

Financial fraud targets older adults. How to recognize it

  • June 15, 2024
Financial fraud targets older adults.  How to recognize it

Ten-year Treasury yields are falling as traders digest the drop in wholesale prices

  • June 15, 2024
Ten-year Treasury yields are falling as traders digest the drop in wholesale prices

According to research, eating more ultra-processed foods is linked to cognitive decline and stroke

  • June 15, 2024
According to research, eating more ultra-processed foods is linked to cognitive decline and stroke