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Bonnie

Transgender Man and Woman in Canadian Hockey

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Here is an article about Harrison Browne who was playing hockey as her birth gender in women's hockey and will be leaving the league to transition to male.  I am not sure if he will continue to play by switching to men's hockey.   https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/03/24/transgender-athlete-harrison-browne-will-retire-in-order-to-transition.html

​The second artile is about Jessica Platt who is MtF playing hockey for a women's team.  “I want people to know you don’t have to quit pursuing your dreams to be the person you were meant to be,” she said.   https://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/2018/01/11/toronto-furies-forward-jessica-platt-comes-out-as-first-openly-transgender-cwhl-player.html

I play a lot of hockey myself and am presently playing 3-5 times a week with various groups.  The Wednesday group about half the guys know I am transgender and have no problem with it.  They have yet to see me dressed as female but have seen photos.  I would come out to more but my two children do not know I am TG and my ex does not want me to tell them.  If it does somehow get back to them then so be it and I will come out more fully.

I am happy to see that sports is becoming more open and welcoming to the LGBT community.

Bonnie

 

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