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Trans sports reporter Emerson Whitney covers rural Maine for weekly newspaper

This is the second story in as many weeks we have of out people finding acceptance in sports in rural Maine. This story comes from popular Bar Harbor, a town of 5,000 people, where transgender sports reporter Emerson Whitney is the go-to sports guy at the Mt. Desert Islander. He talks about showing up to an interview in glitter, entering locker rooms, and the occasional raised eyebrow he gets around town. Read Emerson's great first-person account here.

We are hearing more and more stories of athletes and other sports folk breaking down barriers in rural America. Next week we'll have the story of a college tennis player in the Midwest. If you're interested in coming out publicly on Outsports, don't hesitate to email us!