Transgender Awareness Month at UGA

November 15, 2012

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center at the University of Georgia will observe Transgender Awareness Month with several events scheduled Nov. 13-16. A Transgender Day of Remembrance display will be placed on Tate Plaza on Nov 13. The display is designed to raise awareness and to memorialize individuals killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.

Transgender activist Kye Allums will deliver a keynote address on Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in room 248 of the Miller Learning Center. Allums is a former George Washington University basketball player who came out as the first transgender basketball player to openly play on an NCAA Division I women's basketball team.

Allums will discuss his personal understanding of gender, his story of self-discovery and the challenges he faced as a nationally known transgender athlete.