Stephen Alexander is the first out-and-proud, multiple sport, high/middle school transgender coach. It is his many teams that have given him the strength to share his story. A big believer in the importance of teamwork, Stephen knows that a transition play can make a big impact–whether it is in a game or in life. So he is working to address equal opportunities for all people, since society’s true opponents are the ignorance and hatred seen too often in everyday racism, sexism, misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia.
He has a passion for coaching and feels there’s no greater place to be than on a field or court. Having played sports all his life, Stephen realizes the impact that coaches and teammates can have on one another and their community, which is why he hopes his own story will inspire others. His teammates’ generosity (both past and present) allow him to be who he truly is, “If I can give back half of what they’ve given me, then I’ll have lived a good life. This is about improving the quality of life for all by addressing the details of oppression(s) and the strategies of how to overcome them. ”