Culture, Health & Environment

Report: Teammates Can’t Stand “Lia,” Trans “Female” Swimmer

One of Lia Thomas’ UPenn teammates has anonymously complained that she and others feel uncomfortable changing in the locker rooms with the trans swimmer.

Previously known as Will, Thomas has smashed a number of records this season while controversially competing in women’s events.

And while parents have complained about Thomas’ participation to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, who have passed the buck to individual national sporting bodies as part of a policy update, a teammate has also spoken about the discomfort she and others reportedly feel with having Thomas in the locker room.

“It’s definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,” the swimmer explained to the Daily Mail regarding Thomas, who has allegedly told her colleagues she dates females. Read more…

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