A transgender cheerleader who was biologically born a man has been expelled from a cheerleading camp in Texas and given a criminal statement after allegedly strangling a female teammate.
“Okay guys, I’m officially retired as cheerleader as of last night at 5:30 a.m. One of the girls on the team was very disrespectful and told me I was a guy with a heart penis and that I am [guys] The fan, Averie Chanel Medlock, wrote on Facebook last week. “I defended myself and called her mum and dad because she was scared because [stood] up for myself. “She still has testosterone and a penis and I will kill anyone who comes after my daughter,” her father said. “
The incident occurred at Ranger College, where police responded to a row between team members, according to Facebook posts from team members. Medlock alleges that one of his teammates made racist and transphobic comments prior to the altercation, with cell phone video showing other fans hiding in a room of a troubled Medlock.
The father of the girl allegedly suffocated by Medlock was also called to the scene by his daughter and began to pressure the police to release body camera and CCTV footage of the accident.
The father, Mike Jones, wrote on Facebook: “I ask you what you would do when you get a phone call at 1 am from your daughter saying that she locked herself in the room with other girls.” “At no time did I say anything about your race or gender.”
Medlock maintains that the physical confrontation with the other fan was in fact a joke, but the police at the scene gave the former fan a criminal citation for the assault and removed Medlock from the campus.
The incident comes as controversy continues over transgender participation in women’s athletics, most recently in the case of University of Pennsylvania swimmer Leah Thomas.
Thomas competed on the school’s male swimming team between 2017 and 2020, but moved to compete with the females for the 2021 season. Thomas became the first transgender athlete to win an NCAA Division 1 National Championship in 2022, and has since been at the center of the controversy over transgender participation in the sport. .
The controversy led to 18 states passing legislation banning or limiting transgender people from participating in sex at birth.