Dawn Staley's Support For Trans Athletes Sparks Debate

Photo: Instagram/Dawn Staley

South Carolina Gamecocks basketball coach Dawn Staley has stirred up a debate by expressing her support for transgender athletes participating in women's sports. 

Her comments sparked a flurry of reactions on social media, with former NBA star Chandler Parsons among those weighing in.

During a press conference, Staley was asked about her thoughts on transgender participation in women's sports.

Photo: Instagram/Dawn Staley

She responded by saying, "If you're a woman, you should play. If you consider yourself a woman, and you want to play sports or vice versa, you should be able to play."

When specifically asked about transgender women participating in women's college basketball, Staley affirmed her support, stating, "Yes."

Parsons, in response to Staley's remarks, raised a hypothetical scenario involving a male player wanting to compete in women's basketball, to which Staley did not directly respond.

The issue of transgender participation in sports has been a hot topic in the United States, with differing opinions on fairness and inclusivity. Staley's stance has drawn both praise and criticism, highlighting the ongoing conversation surrounding transgender rights and athletics.

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