Cis Girl Beats Trans runner she’s suing says it doesn’t change anything

Cisgender High School student Chelsea Mitchell (Left) digs it out in spectacular style to win against the other transgender and cisgender runners.

One of the Connecticut High School girls who is suing to stop trans runners from competing just won a race against one of the trans runners she’s suing. She told NBC WVIT that her winning against the people she is suing to stop from competing doesn’t change anything.

Canton’s Chelsea Mitchell, one of the girls involved in a lawsuit seeking to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from participating in girls sports, beat out one of her transgender opponents targeted by that lawsuit in a track meet Friday.

CBS reports that the families of three high school girls who run track and field in Connecticut are suing in an attempt to bar transgender students from competing in girls’ sports.

The three student-athletes — Chelsea Mitchell, Alanna Smith and Selina Soule — filed the suit in federal court Wednesday to challenge the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference’s policy of allowing transgender athletes to participate.

Christiana Holcomb is the attorney for the known hate group “Alliance Defending Freedom” which is representing the girls.  She said that the Connecticut policy “robs female athletes of opportunities because of the physical advantages of males” and “deprived female athletes of honors and opportunities to compete at elite levels.”

However, the Connecticut Association of Schools-Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference says its policy is “appropriate under both state and federal law” and follows a state anti-discrimination law.

Andraya Yearwood and Terry Miller, both high school seniors, are the transgender student-athletes at the center of the suit, who combined have won 15 state titles in different events.

The three plaintiffs have competed directly against them, almost always losing to Miller and usually behind Yearwood, the AP reports. Mitchell finished third in the 2019 state championship in the girls 55-meter indoor track competition behind Miller and Yearwood.

The ACLU which will be intervening on behalf of all transgender athletes and by extension Andraya Yearwood and Terry Miller shared these statements from them on Twitter.

“There is a long history of excluding Black girls from sport and policing our bodies,” Miller said in a statement. “I am a runner and I will keep running and keep fighting for my existence, my community and my rights.”

Yearwood also defended her right to run in girls events: “I have known two things for most of my life: I am a girl and I love to run. There is no shortage of discrimination that I face as a young Black woman who is transgender.”


I have raced many times against cisgender women. It is my right as a transgender woman to do so. I have placed in the top three, but try as I might I haven’t taken first in a major race. Yet.

It is also my duty to ensure that my hormone levels have been maintained at the prescribed level.

I was born long before transgender people lived openly. I suffered beatings and ridicule only someone like myself could understand. Accordingly, I wasn’t prescribed hormone blockers as a minor and developed masculinized features.

I paid my personal price for right-wing hate yet it continues to this day.

Conservatives have filed at least 6 bills this session to criminalize doctors who prescribe hormone blockers to youth like those who are running these races.

The family of these girls like the ‘alliance defending freedom’, a known hate group, want to turn back the clock back to the era that I endured as a minor.

We are not about to let that happen.

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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.

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3 Responses to Cis Girl Beats Trans runner she’s suing says it doesn’t change anything

  1. Ms. Jeanette Williams February 15, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    “I was born long before transgender people lived openly”, what utter rubbish. Learn your history. The life you can have now is the result of many courageous trans people in the past. It certainly didn’t start with either you or your generation. You have opportunities and support that never existed in days gone by. Fight for what you believe are your rights, by all means; but stop playing the victim card.

    • Kelli Busey February 16, 2020 at 9:23 am

      Ms. Jeanette Williams,

      I was born 8 years before the Compton Cafeteria Riots in a tiny Midwest town. I remember telling my mother that I was a girl four years before the Stonewall riots.

      I didn’t have a word to express myself as eloquently as ‘transgender’ and didn’t know about either StoneWall or Compton but they got the message.
      And that is when in those cornfields they started beating me until I could not breathe between trips to the shrink.

      Years later I remember reading my purloined Grand Central Station tabloids about Christine Jorgensen over and over until they literally dissolved in my hands.
      The very thought that someone, anyone out there could be like me sent lightning bolts through me.

      Ms. Jeanette Williams, we have at least one thing in common. We are, or at least were, totally ignorant about one another.

      So with that, I bid you Adieu.

  2. Jeanette Williams February 16, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    Kelli, if I might call you by your first name, Transexuals were known in ancient Greek mythology; so I am guessing the phenomena existed long before Stonewall. Bolton & Paul were arrested in England, and put on trial in the 1860’s. Roughly contemporary with a US civil war doctor, who upon his death was found to be a biological female. A circumstance throughout history, more common than one might think.

    I believe that you and I are indeed fortunate to be able to have been born at a point in human history, whereby we were able to put words to what we felt, but also have some hope of medically changing our existence.

    I too remember cutting out tabloid articles on Christine Jorgensen, Roberta Colwell and Michael Dillon. They were carefully hidden, and read and re-read in secret. Particularly poignant was the story of Lillee Elbe, who undertook a brutal regime of surgery in pursuit of her dream in the 1930’s.

    Oddly enough, Stonewall did not even raise a ripple here in Australia, at the time.

    I abhor the victimhood mentality of modern, intersectional politics; particularly that of gender politics. I do not consider myself a victim, but feel extremely lucky to have existed in the more modern era.

    No doubt thousands of us were born throughout history, and doomed to suffer the disquiet of gender dysphoria, without hope or understanding. That was a torture we all avoided via a lucky accident of birth timing.

    kind regards,

    Jeanette