Kennedy Cooley transferred to Halifax West High School in Halifax, Nova Scotia, because part of the student body of his old school “wasn’t very accepting of the LGBTQIA community.” Thankfully, at Halifax West High, Kennedy seems to be getting along just well — as he just joined the football team as a wide receiver.
At first he was nervous that his new teammates wouldn’t be okay with him being transgender, but the team and coaches seem to be welcoming him with open arms:
“You feel like you’re a brother, you don’t feel like you’re a player,” Cooley said. “They’re just so open and they accept you for who you are.”
His mom, Pam Reinders-Cooley told CTV News, “Everybody has been welcoming and just treats him like one of the other guys.”