Boy, 14, wins girls’ division in regional Irish dance competition, heads to nationals

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A boy who says he is a girl won an Irish dance competition for girl dancers under 14 in Dallas last weekend.

According to The Daily Signal, the boy will represent girls under 14 on the world stage at the Irish Dancing World Championships after placing first in the 2023 Southern Region Oireachtas competitions.

The Daily Signal reported that the male dancer, which the publication would not name due to his age, competed as a male earlier this year. The boy “placed 11th in the world in the Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha (CLRG) World Championships in April 2023.”

In a competition in March, the boy competed as a boy and won a trophy.

The boy who has now won in the girls’ division was first place in a regional dance competition in March — in the boys’ category. Now he wins as a girl. Photo credit: Facebook page of Carolina State Championships and Feis and Walsh Kelley School Feis.

Many of the youth who compete as Irish dancers practice more than 12 hours a week.

“Oh, my gosh. It’s going to make me cry,” said one mother, whose daughter danced in the same competition as the trans-identifying boy in the Dallas, Texas, event, according to The Daily Signal, who interviewed her. “I never thought I was going to have to deal with this. And my heart breaks for my daughter and the other girls that are having to deal with this. They are too young to have to deal with topics that are going on in society, that are adult topics, that they don’t quite comprehend yet. They just look at it as unfair. And it’s really hard to explain to them what’s going on and why they have to accept it. That’s what society’s making them do. As a mom, I want to be an advocate for my daughter. But at the same time, I have to protect my family.”

Read the complete story at The Daily Signal.

41 COMMENTS

  1. Where are the parents of these, whatever they are? Do they have any idea what is going to happen when they reach majority and they realize reality isn’t as easy as beating little girls in athletic competitions? It will be worth the price of admission to see.

  2. What people do not realize is that this is such idiocy, or maybe they are afraid to admit because someone might say or do something bad to them. If you live your life in fear, you are not living! Neither is your family!

  3. “And it’s really hard to explain to them what’s going on and why they have to accept it.” Really? Do these parents and these children have to accept this backwards clown world? No. Quit being pushovers parents. Take your girls out of the competition if there are guys or have them just stand there and not compete. Just don’t accept it and roll over and cry. We need to stop accepting this mental illness as normal! Say NO.

  4. The organization sponsoring the competition, An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha (CLRG, the oldest and largest competitive Irish dance organization in the world), has made its policies about trans competitors clear from the outset. Dancers (or their parents) who do not wish to compete alongside trans dancers can simply choose not to apply. The CLRG has a strong anti-discrimination statement that includes gender and gender identity, along with prohibitions of discrimination against dancers because of their race, ethnicity, age, religion, etc. Dancers who dislike the anti-discrimination statement are free to compete elsewhere.

    • So if an adult wanted to compete against children the org. would be fine with that? if not it’s discrimination ageism, also how about a person who lacks talent would they still qualify? with their high moral authority they shouldn’t discriminate against the talentless. for that matter shouldn’t everyone who competes just get 1st place for competing? choosing who’s the best dancer is very discriminatory against the other competitors.

    • So you feel it’s fine for the organization, the “oldest and largest”, to take away spots for girls because boys want them? What other venues should girls be denied because boys feel like it? List them please. I’ll wait.

    • Don’t talk common sense to them? People who choose to be furious about something happening 4,000 miles away aren’t interested in common sense. They just allow themselves to be used by politicians and biased media platforms and influencers. Rage sells. Hate sells.

    • The “Trans” have no place injecting themselves where they are not wanted. This was a girl’s sport. Not a fairy boy acting like a girl. IT should be made to be on the boys team period. If you support this nonsense you are part of the problem!

    • How is that anti-discrimination? Taking away women’s competition is the grossest of discrimination. Essentially no more women’s dance division as it is now all open to males. Oh yes, the competitors can choose not to compete. Seems to me perhaps that is exactly what they need to do en masse. All the young women should just quite ‘CLRG’ , as very likely at that point logic might set in with those making such foolish decisions when they feel the loss of membership.

    • SA, what about the discrimination against girls?
      Here you have young girls being subjected to unfair conditions because of their sex. Their biological sex! They are forced to compete and potentially share a changing room with a male, which can very likely impact their body image for years to come. In my opinion parents of girls should file a harassment and discrimination complaint with the organization and demand that an “open category be established to avoid further discrimination and harassment of females”!

    • The message is age old ‘Divide and Conquer’. Stand up for what you believe…family, boys and girls, values, whatever…do not just rollover and wait for someone else to.

    • That’s not the message Jimbob. Everyone knows boys cannot be girls…. and boys are better at athletics. Its why girls have separate leagues but are allowed in boys little league but not vice-versa. The actual message is we all must lie to each other every day…. and those who refuse to agree with the lies will be persecuted. Who is the father of all lies? See 2Chron7:14.

  5. He is clearly a self pronounced “winner”(by his peers only)
    Other than that He is just another “sick puppy”
    I wonder if he will proudly carry that trophy through life with pride…maybe so.

  6. In this setting, I don’t think the boy has an advantage. Girls typically are better dancers. Watch Riverdance or Celtic women and the men dance right along with the women. Sorry. No complaints on this one.

  7. “They are too young to have to deal with topics that are going on in society, that are adult topics, that they don’t quite comprehend yet. They just look at it as unfair. And it’s really hard to explain to them what’s going on and why they have to accept it. That’s what society’s making them do. As a mom, I want to be an advocate for my daughter.”
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    Breathtaking is it not, an American mother’s 69-word surrender, declaring her abject failure as a parent, blaming her failure on society?
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    Is it possible the Mutant Male Movement succeed in forcing their unique perversion on children only because our culture’s last line of defense, American Motherhood, has effectively collapsed?

    • They are children, Wayne. The story stands on its own without their faces being shown in this case. It’s a judgment call. – sd

  8. How many of you that are so against males being in a female designated competition, have for decades supported a woman’s right to be allowed in men’s competition, sports leagues, clubs, etc., in the name of equality?
    I find it amusing that you now complain so vehemently when the shoe is on the other foot.
    Reap the whirlwind, hypocrites…………..
    Equal rights really means women’s power.

    • Red Pill Al, at some level you have a point. Women have demanded to be included in sports, clubs etc for many years. Most of the time it was to simply have the opportunity to play sports, meet community leaders and form business relationships. Many sports now have a women’s league.
      However women NEVER pretended to be men and claimed to be better men than actual ones. This isn’t per se about the sports event, this is about men putting women back in their place and showing women how to be A WOMAN. Some of this is also blatant opportunism by men, seeing a way to garner accolades, while tilting the playing field to greatly advantage them.
      The “there is no difference between men and women” movement in a sense has come full circle and finally has arrive at the total lunacy it always was.

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