Transgender derby player: '100 years ago, I’d have been locked up'

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When Spencer asked to join the team this past summer, he hadn’t started hormone therapy to become a man yet. "Just 100 years ago, I’d have been locked up,” he said. "But I'm lucky enough to live in a time and an environment where it's alright for me to approach a sports team and say, 'Hey, I'm transgender, I'd like to play, I'm not on hormones yet, and I don't know when I'll be but come let me play,'” said Spencer at Lane County Concussion’s season opener against The Portland Honey Badgers in March. “And they did."