Fifty-eight years into her life, Marsha Bradcoe found herself, and subsequently set herself free. The now 63-year-old has lived in Elkford for the past 40 years of her life, and five years ago, came out as transgender. As far as she knows, she was the first in the area to do so. “The day that happened, a lot of people caught their breath,” said Bradcoe. Living in a rural mountain town of 2,523, with mining as the main industry, she was afraid she would not be accepted.