Transgender Week


Transgender Week begins November 11-17 and Transgender day is November 20. Transgender day is a day of remembrance for violence and discrimination against transgender individuals.

Ellen (Ellie) Krug will be presenting her story at the Octagon Center in Ames on November 20th from 11:30-1pm and at 8pm ISU Sun Room, Memorial Union.

Ellen Krug, the author of *Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change*, transitioned from male to female in 2009. A graduate of Coe College and Boston College Law School, Ellie practiced as a trial attorney in Boston and Cedar Rapids for 28 years. Before changing careers, she became the only Iowa attorney, and one of the few in the nation, to try lawsuits in separate genders. She speaks frequently about living as a transgender person, including how her perspectives on gender have changed. Her talks have included lessons learned about the need to live authentically and true to one’s self. Ellie currently works as the executive director of a Twin Cities-based nonprofit, where she also writes for *Lavender Magazine* and *ACCESSline*.

    This event is cosponsored by:
  • Gamma Rho Lambda Colony
  • LGBT Faculty & Staff Association
  • Margaret Sloss Women's Center
  • Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - PFLAG
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by GSB)

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