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Transgender athlete Terry Miller is reigniting questions about fairness in sports
High school athlete Terry Miller stands outside of her home in Connecticut. Steptoe/Frohman

The world of Connecticut high school track and field has become embroiled in controversy after the recent athletic success of two transgender students, Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood. Miller and Yearwood have been garnering accolades, to the dismay of Bianca Stanescu, a parent whose daughter lost to the athletes in competition. Stanescu has started a petition to have the scores of trans athletes be counted against the scores of their male counterparts, saying that in sports, “it’s the body that’s competing.”

The success of Miller and Yearwood have reopened a decades-long conversation about transgender participation in sports, and whether or not sports can ever be a level playing field.

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