But Monday was anything but ordinary because it was the day the world would learn about the decision Allums had embarked on one year earlier: to come out as a transgender man playing on a women’s basketball team.
He noted that he was biologically identical to any other female, but said, “I just would prefer for people to call me a he.”
“I decided to do it because I was uncomfortable not being able to be myself,” Allums, 21, said in a telephone interview Monday, hours after an article about his experience was published on the Web site Outsports.com. “Just having to hear the words ‘she’ and ‘her,’ it was really starting to bother me.”
For those of you who know anything about sports, and/or are trans yourselves, I’d love to hear your take on this report.