A former collegiate swimmer-turned-anti-trans activist will visit San Francisco State University this week, invited by the campus chapter of a national conservative group.
For an event dubbed “Saving Women’s Sports,” conservative activist group Turning Point USA will host Riley Gaines on Thursday evening, to the outcry of queer and trans students on campus.
Since tying for fifth place with a transgender swimmer named Lia Thomas in 2022, Gaines has become an activist in right-wing circles, visiting college campuses to crusade against trans athletes for having a perceived advantage in sports.
San Francisco State’s Queer and Trans Resource Center decided against a protest, determining it would play into Turning Point’s strategy to incite conflict, said director Chloe Simson, a grad student who is nonbinary and trans. Instead, the center will host a sports mixer to uplift local queer and trans sports teams, also on Thursday evening. The group has called for the event’s cancellation and condemnation from university administration, to no avail.
University officials sent a message to employees and students on Monday afternoon noting that it must uphold freedom of expression as a public institution and that Turning Point is a recognized student organization. They encouraged students and staff to “engage in critical and intellectual dialogue.”
“As well, we encourage you to not engage, to look the other way, not to get baited into a debate or argument, to not to take personally any event that happens on campus that you agree with or disagree with,” the email read.
Full story at SF Standard.
Opposing the presence of men in women’s competition is not right-wing. It is sensible centrism. On the other hand, the trans-activists are the crazy extremists.
I agree. The story implies that being anti-trans is a bad thing. It’s a good thing. I’m anti-trans. I’m anti-gay too.
The pro-trans people are anti-truth and anti-science and anti-common sense.
What’s ironic is they who are pushing for men in women’s sports are often the SAME people who(if it’s more a matter of how) feel men are INFERIOR(not equal to) women.
I read in a UK paper that they are having men’s, women’s and open meets.
Glad to hear that SF State is acting like a normal university, and encouraging students to behave normally and maturely, towards various events, speakers, and groups, regardless of whether you agree or disagree with them. Hope other American colleges and universities will do likewise. So sick of horribly destructive, mindless, violent 1960s student activism!
Home of former President S.I. Hayakawa— if only we had more adult administrators like him!!
Home of former president S. I. Hayakawa — if only we had some college administrators now like him.
Non-binary and transgender…wait…what?
Looked it up.
That’s a thing.
“Pro-woman” speaker at SFSU.
Well said, Sam. Where are all the feminist voices supporting Riley? Are women really happy that a very sick, narcissistic male has the rights to compete and often dominate females?
God made only two genders– male and female. He did not create “feminist” females– that’s a sick political ideology. He did not create “toxic masculinity”– that, too, is a sick political ideology. A woman should rejoice in being a woman– just as God created her to be. A man should rejoice in being a man– just as God created him to be. Women who are sick and angry, fighting angrily, relentlessly seeking worldly power, control over society, and abusive domination– “feminism”– that’s unnatural. Men who seek abusive domination, control of women, and who are prideful, dominating, controlling, cruel, abusive, and evil– “toxic masculinity”– that’s also unnatural. Men should be men, and women should be women, just as God created them to be. Christ is our Role Model. And His Blessed Mother is the Role Model for us women.
LGBTs– and especially, Transgenders– need to accept themselves, as God made them, and not try to mutilate or falsely “change” themselves. If a man feels he has some “female” characteristics, fine. Or if a woman feels she has some “male” characteristics, fine. Those are subjective feelings. Others may view you that way, too. That’s fine. Be as you are. Society can accept you, don’t make a big fuss. And don’t try to “change” your gender. Live with what you’ve got, as God made you. You will have some restrictions in life, due to your disordered sexuality, or disability. Just try to live with it, adjust to life as best as you can, and lead a good and decent life– and be at peace. No more unrealistic demands and disruption of society, no more violent political activism. Maturity, to the immature, is often viewed as real “square” and “boring”– too bad! The calling of every youth is to grow up to adult maturity, handle life’s problems as best one can, and to lead a good and decent life.
Two good-looking, gay Hollywood actors, Rock Hudson and Richard Chamberlain, had very successful acting careers, as leading men, in many movies with romance stories. Nobody ever would have guessed that they were “gay.” Although I am sure they must have suffered due to “being gay”– they found success, and huge public favor and acclaim. They kept their “gayness” private, until they got old, at the end of their careers. That’s very smart! We all enjoyed their movies and TV shows!
Dan is a really good commenter. My comments have nothing to do with Dan’s comment, though. After reading his comnment, I just started writing my own comments about men and women, that’s all. Riley Gaines sounds terrific. Hope her speaking event goes well at SFSU this week.
I saw on the news today, that poor Riley Gaines was ambushed and assaulted– physically attacked.– by evil trans activists, after her SFSU speech, on Thursday. I am so sorry this happened! Hope the police arrested those who ambushed and assaulted her, and hope SFSU officials kick these horrible kids out of school for good. Kids who cannot behave maturely, who act like violent juvenile delinquents, do not belong in any school. Lock them up.
On two different articles, when I gave someone a thumbs up, the number went down. I hit is again and the number went back to the original number.
I’ve experienced that too. I can’t make sense of it.
I am unable to use the “thumbs,” also. Most of the time, it doesn’t work. Or else my finger ends up slipping, in my frustration at trying to give someone a “thumbs up”– and next– a “thumbs down” is given by mistake, instead. Very disappointing.
More and more we see the consequences of succumbing to gay ideology over a decade ago. If we continue to pretend rainbow people are normal, it will lead to society’s destruction.
We need to return immediately to affirming that the nuclear family is the ideal family unit for society, and our laws need to prohibit gay unions and transgenderism.
Shove all the rainbow people back in the closet. Opening the closet opened Pandora’s box, as is plainly evident.
And any churchman who dares to claim that gay unions should be blessed or that transgenders should be welcome and affirmed in the church without a need to change their beliefs and behavior needs to be defrocked.
Brave woman Riley Gaines!Our prayers are with you.
I had never heard of the SF Standard.
Interesting “About” page there.SF
From Riley Gaines’ twitter
The prisoners are running the asylum at SFSU…I was ambushed and physically hit twice by a man. This is proof that women need sex-protected spaces.
Wonder if this website will run a follow-up article, as poor Riley Gaines was cruelly ambushed and violently attacked, after her lecture on Thursday at SFSU, by the evil “trans” activists.
She was interviewed Friday on Tucker Carlson. She said she was treated well at the lecture itself, even by “activists”, but violently ambushed outside, and driven into a classroom for three hours, until rescued by SFPD (whom she said acted professionally). Campus cops were pretty useless.
Let us pray for Americans to become a non-violent people. No matter their race, religion, sexuality, gender identification, age, political beliefs, there is no reason for violence because you disagree with someone.
Riley Gaines supports adult transgender people. She just wants fairness in sport.
I have always believed in intelligent presentations, sharing ideas, and debates on important topics. And after a discussion or debate, everyone must leave in a friendly and normal manner. But I have never believed in the violent, smart-aleck, extremely rebellious and disrespectful, ‘hippie-style” ruthless 1960s political activism. A lot of anti-American extremist groups actually paid college kids to start that kind of horrible behavior, on college campuses, in the 1960s. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., believed only in peaceful, Christian, intelligent, respectful, non-violent actions, to advance his cause to end racism in America. He was a mature man, a well-educated Baptist minister, with a Ph.D. from Boston University. He always wore a suit and tie, and gave excellent speeches. He was not anti-American, nor “anti-White.” He sought justice for his people, to be full equals in our society. The violent, filthy, anti-society, anti-Christian, “hippie-style” morons who have been political activists, since the 1960s, should all have taken a lesson from Rev. Dr. King.
SF State, adding Negative Value
to a student’s intellect.
You couldn’t pay me enough to
send my kid(s) there.