Angel Reese’s activist message in support of female athletes amidst LGBTQ+ controversy

Reese has faced a barrage of criticism over her stance when it comes to transgender athletes competing in female sports

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New WNBA star Angel Reese has made a bold statement on social media just a week or so after she was drafted by the Chicago Sky.

There has been debate aplenty in the US over transgender athletes over recent years, and the conversation was reignited after Joe Biden‘s administration confirmed new rules aimed at safeguarding LGBTQ+ students.

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Though, the new rules did not include policy on schools handing out bans on transgender athletes competing against biological females.

Shortly after, new Chicago Sky star Reese posted on X with a simple and clear message that highlighted her position. She wrote: “Protect young women in sports!!!”

The post saw Reese double down on her stance as she prepares to start her WNBA career in just under two weeks.

Never-ending criticism

The 2023 college champion, formerly of LSU, has always been clear about her position on transgender athletes competing among biological females, and she has received plenty of criticism for her stance.

“I’ve been through so much,” Reese told reporters in the recent March Madness tournament.


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“I’ve seen so much. I’ve been attacked so many times, death threats. I’ve been sexualized. I’ve been threatened. I’ve been so many things, and I’ve stood strong every single time.

“I just try to stand strong for my teammates because I don’t want them to see me down and not be there for them. I’m still a human. All this has happened since I won the national championship. I haven’t had peace since then.”