Women’s rights activists and former professional athlete Riley Gaines, came down on Democratic Governor Maura Healey of Massachusetts for a disturbing incident that involved a transgender male athlete.

The Video

A report from the Daily Mail revealed,

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That a transgender male athlete was caught on video causing injuries to female players during a basketball game in February.


A report from Quillette showed that,

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Lazuli was suspended from the women’s rowing team at a private club because of allegations of  inappropriate comments in the locker rooms towards another female student.

Lazuli Clark

Lazuli Clark, a student at Kipp Academy, is known for her significant height of being over six feet tall,

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Has been participating in the women’s divisions of sports, including basketball, rowing, volleyball, track & field, and taekwondo.

Women’s Sports

It was also revealed that the athlete had participated in multiple other sports on women’s teams,

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And it was reported that she made disturbing comments to girls in the locker rooms when they were trying to change their clothes.


The incident was detailed in a letter to the United States Rowing Association dated on October 12,2022, from 15 parents of the students,

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It was cited that Lazuli originally had competed poorly on the men’s team prior to joining the women’s team without adhering to the dress code.


Gaines responded,

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“Stop letting these pervs hide behind preferred pronouns and blurred out images”

The Locker Room Incident

In the report from Quillette, the locker room situation led to the student being reported to the U.S. Center for SafeSport by team officials,

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This ended with Lazuli Clark ultimately being banned from being a participant in rowing for either team.

Sick Fetish

Gaines said,

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“These girls were forced to participate in his sick fetish at the hands of @MassGovernor,”

Absence Parents

Gaines raised questions about the absence of parents, specifically fathers, in this situation.

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She suggested that parents, especially fathers, should be advocating for their daughters againsts institutions, schools, and states that are allowing biological males to compete in women’s sports.


Gaines said,

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“This photo was proudly posted by the school therefore it’s public domain. Name and shame them. Lazuli Clark is a man that sexually harassed women,”


Multiple sports organizations and governing bodies have grappled with the challenges of creating and implementing inclusive policies,

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While still addressing fairness concerns from athletes and families.

Transgender Athletes

Gaines asked, “Where are the dads of these girls?” Opponents of unrestricted transgender participation in certain sports raise questions about preserving a fair competition.

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They argue the differences biologically between male and female, such as muscle mass and bone density, can give a significant competitive advantage in certain athletic events, and could possibly affect the fairness of the competition.

Enforcing Laws

The debate has expanded into the legal and legislative arenas,

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with certain states and countries contemplating or even passing laws that put restrictions on transgender people from competing in sports that align with their gender identity.


These measures have ignited additional debates and legal challenges,

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Underscoring the complex nature of trying to balance inclusion with fairness for the athletes in the competition.

Transgender Athletes

The discourse surrounding transgender athletes highlights the need for informed and respectful conversations.

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It is crucial for stakeholders to be involved in constructive conversations that take into consideration the varying perspectives, experiences, and rights of all individuals that are involved.