No Boys in Girls Sports. Period.

by Kerry Dougherty

Good news for mediocre male athletes in Virginia: tired of getting cut from the boys’ teams? Slap on some lipstick and play with the girls. The governing body of high school sports has your back!

Yep, the Virginia High School League this week gave the middle finger to Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s policy that biological sex should dictate which sports teams kids can join.

These wokesters just announced that they will continue to follow the policies of the Northam administration that allowed boys pretending to be girls to take coveted slots on the formerly all-female teams. Ralph Northam didn’t give a rat’s patootie about girls’ sports and neither do they.

According to the AP, VHSL executive director John “Billy” Haun said this:

“As the VHSL fall sport season begins this week, I am recommending the League stay with the current policy which has served us well…”

The AP was careful to point out that very few boys have tried to play girls sports.

A miniscule number of students participate under the policy, according to data provided by VHSL spokesman Mike McCall. Between 2014 and the 2022-23 school year, 38 trans athletes filed appeals to participate under the process, with 34 granted.

Fine. That means a “minuscule” number of girls didn’t get to play a sport so a boy could take her spot.


That “miniscule” number will grow because it’s apparent that transgenderism is a social contagion, with ever-increasing numbers of disturbed children declaring that they’re trans, nonbinary, furries or something else.

The idea that female athletes should give up their chances to play competitive sports so a boy can play is outrageous.

On Thursday’s Kerry and Mike Show Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares vowed to do everything within his power to fight for girls, recalling that it wasn’t long ago that Eastern Bloc women taking male hormones were banned from Olympic competition.

Now Virginia sports officials are playing along with the fantasy that boys can become girls and putting girls in peril to encourage such insanity.

Someone needs to speak up for the girls. The real girls.

I’ll do it.

Allowing boys into spaces formerly reserved for girls isn’t fair to females and we need to demand that it stop.

As a woman who loved high school sports I can tell you that the locker room and bathrooms were safe, girls-only spaces for us. To allow boys to invade them is to change the entire team dynamic and make them unsafe for the girls.

Putting boys – even effeminate ones – on girls teams shouldn’t happen. No school girl should be forced to undress in front of biological boys. Ever.

Apparently feminists have been cowed into silence. So it’s up to us — the common sense crowd — to protect girls’ sports.

This November vote like your daughter — or granddaughter’s — future depends on it.

Because it does.

Republished with permission from Kerry: Unemployed and Unedited.

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64 responses to “No Boys in Girls Sports. Period.”

  1. VaNavVet Avatar

    So Kerry and the “common sense” crowd are calling children a “contagion”. This appears to show what they are really about! BTW middle school soccer in NC has long been coed. The girls seemed to be doing quite well when I coached there.

    1. WayneS Avatar

      In general, how well do the girls compete against the boys once they reach high school?

      1. Nancy Naive Avatar
        Nancy Naive

        As kickers on the football team? Apparently well enough.

        Wasn’t it Blanda who used to wear his Rolex on the field?

        1. WayneS Avatar

          Wasn’t it Blanda who used to wear his Rolex on the field?

          I think it was.

          George Blanda was one of my father’s favorite players.

          1. DJRippert Avatar

            He was also a hell of a quarterback. Blanda was the All-AFL quarterback and won AFL Player of the Year honors in 1961. During that season, he led the AFL in passing yards (3,330) and touchdown passes (36). His 36 touchdown passes in 1961 were the most ever thrown by any NFL/AFL quarterback in a single season, until matched by Y. A. Tittle of the NFL New York Giants two years later in 1963. Blanda’s and Tittle’s mark remained the record until surpassed by Dan Marino’s 48 touchdown passes in 1984.

            Unfortunately his 42 (!!) interceptions thrown the next year (1962) still stands as a record.

      2. VaNavVet Avatar

        They do so even as adults in various coed leagues. It is mostly about having fun and enjoying the game. Now granted high school sports can be more intense but there are girls that wrestle on the boys teams. That is a very physical sport. If there is a process that requires an appeal and is adjudicated then allowing 34 state wide might be reasonable.

    2. f/k/a_tmtfairfax Avatar

      There is a huge difference between co-ed teams and biological males competing on girls’ teams.

    3. walter smith Avatar
      walter smith

      I don’t believe you.
      And you are a liar if you are contending that girls in middle school can play at the same level as boys.
      The kids are not a contagion. Sexual dysmorphia is. That was a dishonest characterization. Further, I coached boys and girls in soccer. Unless the girl is future Olympic level, 12 years old is the tipping point. Even 6th grade boys, the difference between 7th and 8th grade boys is immense. My son was an all-State soccer player, and, as a 6th grader, got some time, but was just out-physicaled by the 7th and 8th grade boys. Another son, more klutzy, was a starter in 8th grade merely because he was bigger and faster than 6th and 7th grade travel soccer kids. So I seriously doubt that a middle school girl has any business competing with middle school boys, particularly 7th and 8th grade.
      Now, high school… totally ridiculous.

      1. WayneS Avatar

        Word of warning – The site monitor does not like the word l-i-a-r, especially when applied to another commenter. You might want to do some editing.

      2. WayneS Avatar

        Word of warning – The site monitor does not like the word l-i-a-r, especially when applied to another commenter. You might want to do some editing.

        1. walter smith Avatar
          walter smith

          Yes. I softened by explaining why and that must have made it obvious that it was not an attack on him, but clear as what idea I was attacking.
          12 years old really is the tipping point. A top girl at 12 can play on the boy’s U-11-U12, but that is it. A Dallas U15 travel club beat the USWNT in a scrimmage. Obvious to anybody not a captured ideologue.

      3. VaNavVet Avatar

        Rec soccer in the city sponsored leagues is coed up through high school age. I did also have a few girls playing on the community college teams that I coached which were essentially club teams. My son still plays on adult teams that are coed and did so in college. How about your son? So yes they can compete together when it is mostly about having fun and enjoying the game.

        1. walter smith Avatar
          walter smith

          Rec soccer is not the same as competitive soccer. Yes, I have played on co-rec adult teams, and to keep it equal, each side had to have a minimum number of (real, biological) girls. So, yes, co-ed soccer exists. It should not exist, or any serious competitive team or individual sport, beyond 12 years old for boys and girls.

          1. VaNavVet Avatar

            So high school girls should not be able to wrestle on boys teams because there are no girls teams?

          2. walter smith Avatar
            walter smith


          3. I imagine there is a lot of boy/girl wrestling that goes on in high school today, but I doubt that the arena offered by a Prius is anywhere as roomy and comfortable as the back seat of a ’53 Ford sedan was.

    4. Nathan Avatar

      Rapid-onset gender dysphoria is likely a social contagion, not the unfortunate individuals who are impacted by it.

      How about some compassion for those who have been harmed? Have you watched this?

  2. vicnicholls Avatar


  3. Nancy Naive Avatar
    Nancy Naive

    Are you going to tell the girls playing men’s football they’re out! Let me know. That I’d like to see. There’s a chance…

  4. DJRippert Avatar

    I obviously missed out. Had these rules existed when I was in high school I would have declared as “non-binary”. Played boys’ football and wrestling in the Fall and Winter, then played girls’ field hockey or lacrosse in the Spring since I assume that would entitle me to shower with the girls on the field hockey or lacrosse teams.

    Jeez. What a mess.

    Kerry is right.

  5. I can’t wait for a second tier HS coach to talk those guys cut from the boy’s team to come play on the girl’s team — win the district and go to state….. that will be fun.

    1. Dick Hall-Sizemore Avatar
      Dick Hall-Sizemore

      See my comment above. A coach cannot simply “talk” guys into competing on the girl’s team.

      1. Yeah… and Hampton and Bethel never had any players using their aunt’s address in order to play on its football teams…….

        1. Dick Hall-Sizemore Avatar
          Dick Hall-Sizemore

          What does that have to do with the issue at hand?

          1. Getting the proper paperwork is easy

          2. Dick Hall-Sizemore Avatar
            Dick Hall-Sizemore

            It is just not a matter of getting paperwork, such as addresses. For example, some certification from a doctor or psychologist is needed. Finally, having the paperwork is not a guarantee that permission to compete as a transgender will be given. One must convince the VHSL executive committee that he is a bona fide transgender

  6. Dick Hall-Sizemore Avatar
    Dick Hall-Sizemore

    Kerry should check her facts. A male student cannot compete in women’s sports by just “slapping on a little lipstick.”

    Here is the procedure outlined in the VHSL
    Handbook and Policy Manual:

    A request by a biological male to participate in girls’
    competitions because that student identifies as a female must be considered by the district committee of VHSL and then, for final approval, by the VHSL executive committee.

    The student must submit the following documentation:

    · A written statement from the student affirming the consistent gender identity and expression of which the student
    · Documentation – preferably no more than one
    or two letters – from individuals such as, but not limited to,
    parents, friends and/or teachers, which affirm that the actions, attitudes, dress and manner demonstrate
    the student’s consistent gender identification and expression;
    • A complete list of all the student’s prescribed, non-prescribed or over the counter, treatments or medications;
    • Written verification from an appropriate
    health-care professional (doctor, psychiatrist,and psychologist) of the student’s consistent gender identification and expression; and
    • Any other pertinent documentation or information which the student or parent(s) believe relevant and appropriate.

    Furthermore, “the school principal or their designee is expected to provide a current transcript and school registration information as
    well as a statement that he/she has determined that the expression of the student’s gender identity is bona fide and not for the purpose of gaining an unfair advantage in competitive athletics (or indicate that he/she does not believe such is the case). At each level of review, the goal is to determine if the evidence and documentation
    submitted is sufficient to establish that the expression of the student’s gender identity is bona fide and not for the purpose of
    gaining an unfair advantage in competitive athletics.”

    Being in opposition to boys or girls being allowed to compete against students of a different biological sex due to transgender identification is a legitimate position, but one should start
    with an accurate understanding and statement of the conditions under which that activity is allowed.

    1. WayneS Avatar

      Should biological females be told they must use the same locker room facilities as a biological male (competing as a female) who has complete, intact, male genitalia?

      1. Dick Hall-Sizemore Avatar
        Dick Hall-Sizemore

        Until I know how girls’ locker room are set up, I can’t address that issue.

        My main point was not to argue in favor or against transgender students being able to compete against people of the other sex, but to point out that it is not simple to get approval in Virginia to do so. People like Kerry and kls are using scare tactics implying that boys will be overrunning girls’ sports, when that is not the case. The burden of proof is on the transgender student to convince the school principal and then the VHSL that his professed identification with another gender is bona fide and is not a ruse to get an unfair advantage in sports or to be able to leer at naked girls in the locker room.

        1. John Fisher Avatar
          John Fisher

          And how scrupulously do you think that ‘process’ is being followed? I don’t know but based on what I see elsewhere, I suspect that ‘pencil whipped’ is the appropriate term for the paperwork of any male who applies.

          1. Dick Hall-Sizemore Avatar
            Dick Hall-Sizemore

            I don’t know what you have seen, but I believe that the process is carefully followed.

    2. Jake Spivey Avatar
      Jake Spivey

      Germany (1933 – 1945) had rules that allowed pervasive stupidity to exist on a catastrophic level.
      VHSL’s “rules” are similar nonsense.

      1. Dick Hall-Sizemore Avatar
        Dick Hall-Sizemore

        How are the VHSL rules similar to those of Nazi Germany?

        1. Jake Spivey Avatar
          Jake Spivey

          My point is: the forced denial [decision(s)] to tell boys who “think” they are girls, they are “okay” and therefore are allowed to play on girls’ athletic teams. These decisions by (supposedly) well intentioned people are illogical, just as it was illogical for the German government to say the Jews weren’t German because they were Jewish.
          Both are illogical and senseless.
          Boys in dresses, no matter how many letters of affirmation they have are not girls.
          A person’s religion, which is a belief system, not a physicality, does not (should not) have any bearing on an indivdiual’s nationality, as which is also a belief system, one possessing a greaater degree of legality.
          ‘Zat help?

          1. Dick Hall-Sizemore Avatar
            Dick Hall-Sizemore

            Do you reject the conclusions of the American Psychiatric Association simply because you find them illogical?

            Using your definitions, folks being gay is not logical and therefore should not be tolerated. After all, boys should prefer girls, not boys.

            Sometimes, reality does not fit our logical framework.

            Do you know personally anyone who is transgender?

          2. Jake Spivey Avatar
            Jake Spivey

            A. Haven’t read the APA’s “conclusions” about anything.
            B. I’m not defining anything. I’m describing what is happening. What does a person’s sexual preference have to do with grade school and HS athletics?
            C. In re: “reality doesn’t fit,” the compulsion by supposedly well-intentioned people to accept, nay “promote,” boys in dresses as girls and allow them to participate on girls athletic teams is denying girls their right to be on their team (“GIRLS” team, not ‘anyones’ team). It may be a reality, but it is illogical.
            D. No, not that I’m aware of. Why do you think my personal familiarity with 1 (or 100) transgender people relevant?
            How people choose to live their lives is fine with me.
            Again, boys, no matter how many letters of affirmation or other credentials they have saying they’re not boys, does not make them girls.
            And denying girls the opportunity to compete on their designated athletic team is illogical.
            And wrong.

    3. DJRippert Avatar

      “· A written statement from the student affirming the consistent gender identity and expression of which the student


      Hate speech against non-binary and genderfluid humans!!

    4. Nathan Avatar

      Dick Hall-Sizemore:
      “Kerry should check her facts. A male student cannot compete in women’s sports by just ‘slapping on a little lipstick.’”

      It was obvious to me that Kerry was being facetious.

      1. Dick Hall-Sizemore Avatar
        Dick Hall-Sizemore

        It was not obvious to me and comments like that are likely to be taken literally by many readers, as has been shown by comments on this stream.

    5. Warmac9999 Avatar

      Who will demand to see the documents and who will provide them? If needed, I will attest to everything and you will have to sue to get the info. It is easy to make a mockery of this entire scam if you wish to do so. By the way, I am Native American and that is all I will attest to.

  7. Eric the half a troll Avatar
    Eric the half a troll

    I recall the two women that played on our high school (then all male) soccer team in the late 70s. Pretty sure they would tell Kerry to grow a pair…

    1. Nathan Avatar

      “Pretty sure they would tell Kerry to grow a pair…”

      Kerry is a woman. Gender transitions are not mandatory for everyone. At least not yet.

      1. Eric the half a troll Avatar
        Eric the half a troll

        That particular saying no longer is applied gender-specifically.

  8. Teddy007 Avatar

    And how many trans boys played in Virginia high school sports in the 22-23 season? Without that number, this controversy is pointless.

    1. Dick Hall-Sizemore Avatar
      Dick Hall-Sizemore

      There is probably no way of knowing because the VHSL policies require strict confidentiality regarding all phases of the process through which a student applies to participate in a sport under the gender with which he identifies rather than the one shown on his birth certificate.

      1. Teddy007 Avatar

        But that is the question that Youngkin’s staff should have answered before him going to the media.

  9. beachguy Avatar

    >>And how many trans boys played in Virginia high school sports in the 22-23 season<< If it displaced a single girl, then the number is too high.

  10. Nathan Avatar

    I found the article and comments somewhat disappointing. This is a very serious topic and should be treated as such.

    I thank Mr. Hall-Sizemone for his contribution with respect to the documentation required for trans participation, but in my view he fails to recognize the implications. Here’s the kicker:

    The policy allows for consideration of participation by trans athletes who have undergone sex reassignment before puberty or who meet certain other conditions, such as undergoing hormone therapy “in a verifiable manner and for a sufficient length of time to minimize gender-related advantages.”

    This policy in effect, mandates the taking of life altering pharmaceuticals with known harmful long-term side effects. Do we really want participation in school sports contingent on students chemically altering their body in order to participate?

    And for the record, puberty blockers and hormone therapy may lessen the advantage of trans women, but it doesn’t remove it.

    Additionally, drugs do not alter anatomy. Transgender girls are still anatomically males. They shouldn’t dress or shower with girls.

    I understand the desire to make everything equitable for everyone. The fact is, that isn’t always possible. Here’s just one example.

    Students who are unable to attend school for a year or more may have very legitimate reasons outside of their control. Whatever the reason for being a grade behind, they are not allowed to participate in high school sports if they exceed the maximum age. Students who become 19 years of age before September 1 are ineligible for athletic competition. That’s a nationwide rule.

    The decision to transition to a different gender is a major decision with many potentially negative implications. We aren’t God, and can’t make those all go away, no matter how much we may desire. Participation is sports is just one.

    The discussion is primarily about trans girls, but trans boys face the potential for losing out on high school sports too. A girl with enormous potential for sports (as a girl) may not be competitive competing as a boy, even with hormone therapy. That must be considered prior to any decition to transition.

    1. Dick Hall-Sizemore Avatar
      Dick Hall-Sizemore

      The passage you quoted from Fox News is not part of the policy. It is not clear if the material not in quotes is a paraphrase of the executive director’s remarks or Fox’s interpretation of the policy. In short, there is no requirement in the policy itself for a student to be taking puberty blockers or undergoing hormone therapy. To be fair, in its implementation of the policy, the VHSL may give great weight to whether an applicant is doing either either of those.

      1. Nathan Avatar

        If you look at the quote within my quote, it would seem that the interpretation is most likely correct.

        But either way, it’s a two edged sword, with harm on both sides to everyone.

        As mentioned previously, treatments don’t completely remove the advantage for those born male. If puberty blockers or hormone therapy aren’t required, then the advantage is much greater. Instead of just being unfair to those born girls, it’s ridiculously unfair.

        We shouldn’t encourage or mandate dangerous drugs. Nor should we sacrifice girls’ sports programs.

        I stand by my previous comment.
        The decision to transition is huge, and has implications, including potential eligibility to participate in competitive sports.

        Women and girls have been dominated in unfair ways by males for all of recorded history. If boys want to become girls, that may be their choice, but it shouldn’t come at the expense of girls’ sports.

  11. Warmac9999 Avatar

    Medical Fads come and go. Some were quite serious and individually damaging. Blood letting, radium to drink, lobotomies, cocaine, heroin, certain vaccines, and now gender surgery.

    1. Nathan Avatar

      We should learn from past mistakes and get better over time. I believe we have been doing that.

      The current trend, however, does not bode well for the future. Activism is displacing objectivity, rationality and science.

      1. Warmac9999 Avatar

        People respond to fear. Power is an aphrodisiac.

    2. Eric the half a troll Avatar
      Eric the half a troll

      Don’t forget to add HCQ to your list…

      1. Warmac9999 Avatar

        You might want to check the NIH – assuming you still believe in them.

        1. Eric the half a troll Avatar
          Eric the half a troll

          This NIH…?

          “Patients assigned hydroxychloroquine were significantly less likely to be discharged from the hospital alive within 28 days than those in usual care”

          1. Warmac9999 Avatar

            Timing of use is everything. You have got it wrong as usual.

          2. Eric the half a troll Avatar
            Eric the half a troll

            NIH has it wrong, you say? Strange referral you made there…🤷‍♂️

          3. Eric the half a troll Avatar
            Eric the half a troll

            NIH has it wrong, you say? Strange referral you made there…🤷‍♂️

  12. Question: I never hear about girls who transition to boys insisting upon the right to play on boys’ sports teams. Why doesn’t the controversy run both ways? Why is it always about the right of boys who transition to girls to play on girls’ teams?

    Follow-up question: Instead of insisting that boys who transition to girls have the right to compete against girls, why don’t they insist upon the right, as girls, to play on boys’ sports teams?

    Just asking.

    1. Eric the half a troll Avatar
      Eric the half a troll

      “Question: I never hear about girls who transition to boys insisting upon the right to play on boys’ sports teams.”

      Heck, I know of females who aren’t transsexual or transitioning to male who insist upon the right to play on male sports teams.

      Btw, Google Chris Mosier, Schuyler Bailar, Patricio Manuel…

  13. Why are the other 7,000 genders not included?

  14. From the American College of Pediatricians:

    There is not a single long-term study to demonstrate the safety or
    efficacy of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and surgeries for
    transgender-believing youth. This means that youth transition is
    experimental, and therefore, parents cannot provide informed consent,
    nor can minors provide assent for these interventions. Moreover, the
    best long-term evidence we have among adults shows that medical
    intervention fails to reduce suicide.

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