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.