Megan Rapinoe Dodges Questions on Trans Athletes Competing in Women’s Sports at Pride Parade


At Seattle’s Pride parade on Sunday, former US women’s soccer player Megan Rapinoe was taken aback when a journalist from The Post Millennial, Katie Daviscourt, approached her with a question about biological male athletes competing against females in sports.

As Rapinoe sat in a white BMW convertible alongside WNBA legend Sue Bird, Daviscourt asked: “Your US women’s soccer team famously lost to a high school boys’ team. Do you really think it’s fair for these same boys to be competing in girls’ sports?” Rapinoe initially chuckled, then reached for a drink, and a security guard intervened, positioning himself between the two women.

Despite the security presence, Daviscourt continued to ask follow-up questions, pressing Rapinoe on her stance. “Do you think it’s fair? Why should trans people compete against young girls? Why should trans people compete against young girls? Do you not think they’re going to get hurt? Are they going to get hurt? I’m a journalist. I just want to know.”

Rapinoe remained silent, in stark contrast to her previous vocal support for biological males competing against females. In a previous interview with Time, she stated that she would support a biological male taking a roster spot on the US Women’s National Team if the player identified as female.

“I see trans women as real women. What you’re saying automatically in the argument—you’re sort of telling on yourself already—is you don’t believe these people are women. Therefore, they’re taking the other spot. I don’t feel that way,” Rapinoe said in the interview.

The 38-year-old retired soccer star is a two-time World Cup champion and an Olympic gold and bronze medalist.

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