'I Will Not Be Silent': University President Erupts On Trans Athletes

By Bo Beard | May 26, 2024

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Dr. Wayne D. Lewis Jr., president of Houghton University, advocated against biological males participating in female sports, emphasizing the importance of preserving the integrity of women's athletics.

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The university president argued that allowing males in female sports undermines the achievements of female athletes and threatens opportunities for girls and women in sports. “Biological males’ participation in women’s athletics is wrong,” Lewis wrote.

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Dr. Lewis urged for community support to address this issue. “Enough is enough,” he said. “I will not sit by silently as a university president whose female student-athletes step weekly onto tracks, courts, and fields to compete but, in some cases, are forced to do so on playing fields we know to be unfair. I hope you will join me.”