Toronto Furies player Jessica Platt comes out as transgender
Becomes the first openly transgender player in the CWHL, third openly out trans player in women’s hockey.
Jessica Platt, a player for the Toronto Furies of the CWHL, posted on Instagram and Twitter late Wednesday night publicly coming out as transgender.
The caption on her Instagram post read
I hope that I can inspire others to live their lives true to who they are and to never give up on their dreams. #cwhl#transgender #transathlete #wearethegsme#furiesfever
Platt is the first transgender player to publicly come out in the CWHL, but she’s the third trans athlete in women’s hockey to come out - Harrison Browne announced he was trans last year in the NWHL and recently, Australian goaltender Ella Licari posted on FB that she was transgender as well.
Platt has received an avalanche of support after her announcement from the CWHL, her teammates, and fans.
We stand by you. We stand for you. We are so proud of you, Jess! https://t.co/hTgJ8wKbi8— CWHLPA (@CWHL_PA) January 11, 2018
Super proud of you @JPlatt32! You have my full support 👊🏻💙 #HockeyIsForEveryone https://t.co/SoZ0pnZClg— Harrison Browne (@Hbrowne24) January 11, 2018
Inclusivity has been a major strength @TheCWHL and with today’s announcement that has only been reaffirmed. We support all those involved with our league and that support is provided regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression” @JPlatt32— Brenda Andress (@cwhlcommish) January 11, 2018
Super happy and proud of my teammate and friend!! ❤️ Congrats!— Carolyne Prevost (@cprevost27) January 11, 2018
You can read more about Jessica Platt in Katie Barne’s ESPNW piece on her.