Michigan Skateboarder Rips ‘Unfair’ Transgender Opponents After ‘Biological Man with Clear Advantage Won the Women’s Division’

Taylor Silverman complained that she has competed in “three different contests with trans women, two of which I placed second.” (Instagram / Taylor May Silverman)

A female skateboarder is flipping out at transgender athletes who are allowed to compete in women’s events — saying it’s costing her thousands of dollars in prize money.

“I am sick of being bullied into silence,” Taylor Silverman, 27, complained on Instagram Wednesday, already landing more than 17,000 likes, as well as a flurry of attacks accusing her of being transphobic.

Silverman, from Kalamazoo, Michigan, complained that she has competed in “three different contests with trans women, two of which I placed second.”

She shared a letter she wrote to Red Bull complaining about the “unfair” competition she faced at its Cornerstone competition, which skateboard blogs say was won by trans skater Lilian Gallagher.

“A biological man with a clear advantage won the women’s division, best trick, and also won multiple qualifiers,” Silverman wrote in the message.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Lee Brown

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