Riley Gaines establishes new advocacy center to COUNTER transgender domination

Riley Gaines has made a strong statement opposing competing with transgender athletes all over the world.


Riley Gaines establishes new advocacy center to COUNTER transgender domination

Riley Gaines (Pic Credit: Imago)

Riley Gaines has been actively participating in congressional testimonies in Washington D.C. this week, advocating for the integrity of female sports. She is a part of the proceedings at the Health Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. In conjunction with her testimony, Gaines is also inaugurating the Riley Gaines Center at the Leadership Institute.

At the young age of 23, Riley is familiar with the dynamics of competitive attention. During her collegiate swimming tenure at the University of Kentucky, she experienced a significant event. Gaines and Lia Thomas came to an equal finish in the NCAA’s 2022 women’s 200-yard freestyle, ranking them both in the fifth position.

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Thomas, who used to compete as Will Thomas, won first place in the women’s 500-yard freestyle. This made history because Thomas was the first transgender athlete to win a national championship in the NCAA. Reflecting on the tie with Thomas, Riley shared an incident in a CBN News interview where only one trophy was available for their tied position. The official awarded the trophy to Thomas, a moment that propelled Gaines towards activism.

Since completing her education, Gaines has taken an active role in national conversations, often sharing her insights on campuses and with both state and federal legislators. Her efforts extend across various media platforms as well. Gaines’ advocacy is now further supported by her role in the Leadership Institute where the newly founded Riley Gaines Center resides.

Riley Gaines claimed to have support from important people

Gaines expressed her intention to aid others due to the backing she received from significant figures. Some of them couldn’t say what they thought because they were worried about their jobs or the law. When she began to raise her voice, she quickly observed a recurring pattern and a “common theme“.

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Riley Gaines
Riley Gaines (Pic Credit: Imago)

She said many important people have thanked her for speaking out about controversial political issues, even though she didn’t think they would agree with her. They would support her to keep trying and fighting, but they can’t speak up because of their business deals, scholarships, or legal concerns. 

Whatever it was, and after seeing this I kind of began to feel frustrated. We need more leaders.
Riley Gaines on starting her advocacy center through CBN News.

The Riley Gaines Center was established to nurture young leaders and offer them the support Gaines wished she had received during her challenges at the University of Kentucky. Bryan Bernys, VP of Campus Programs at the Institute, commented on how the center has been aiding students dealing with similar issues. One of those students is Olivia Krolczyk from the University of Cincinnati, who had trouble with her studies because of her language preferences.

Also, Kaitlynn Wheeler, who used to play on the same team as Riley, is now helping to speak out about the issue. She talks at colleges and in the news to show that the problem is not just about sports, it affects society as a whole. Bernys and Gaines are inviting supporters to contribute to their cause by reaching out to the Riley Gaines Center at the Leadership Institute. As the movement grows with the inclusion of women and supporters from all backgrounds, they believe the positive impact will also expand.

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