Only on 10: First out transgendered coach in US works in RI

Stephen Alexander says he always knew as far back as he can remember that he was transgendered. Inside he was male, but on the outside he was really female.

“I knew early on, but transgender is a very broad term,” he said.

The gender issue was nearly all consuming through middle and high school growing up in rural northwest Rhode Island. So he poured his heart into sports.

“I couldn’t express myself, so I focused on school work. I focused on sports. I loved basketball. I loved playing with my teammates. Such a great feeling when you win a state championship,” Alexander said.

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