A great story and another victory for us all, one of two I’m reporting on tonight. Boy’s soccer coach Stephen Alexander taught at Ponaganset High School in Gloucester, R.I., for three years before coming out as a transman.
Born Jen Dandrow, Stephen was a tomboy who loved football and was a star athlete on the girls’ basketball team. But throughout his successes, he struggled with his gender identity. He transitioned in college, and despite a negative reaction from his family, he persevered and succeeded. His next job is working to convince the Rhode Island Interscholastic League to include protections for trans athletes.