The first trans hockey pro is ready for retirement
The first professional hockey trans playerHarrison Browne is getting ready to retire from the sport at 23. The sportsman claims he is ready to leave the sport he devoted 15 years of his life to. The Buffalo Beauts skater became a name well known in the National Women’s Hockey League when he helped his team get to the finals. But now he claims that his priorities have changed and he decided that there is no place for hockey in his life, as he wants to continue his gender transition. Browne came as trans in an interview with ESPN last year.
“I identify as a man,” Browne said. “My family is starting to come to grips with it, now it’s my time to be known as who I am, to be authentic and to hear my name said right when I get a point, or see my name on a website. I’m still the same player, I’m still playing in the body that I did last year, I’m still the same exact person. I’m just a different name and different pronouns, that’s it. I’m still Brownie.”