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11/12/2013 01:07 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Transition Game: America's First Publicly Out Transgender High School Coach Is Opening Minds

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Seeing the banner hits Stephen Alexander in the gut every time.

Alexander was a standout baller for the Chieftans in the mid-‘90s. He won four straight state championships playing for the school. He was voted MVP of tournaments and was named to the All-State Basketball First Team. He loved basketball and the fans loved him. And yes, he scored more than a thousand career points.

Yet his name isn't on that banner. In its place is another name, one given to him at birth by his parents. It's a name to which he feels no connection.

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