Transgender Activist to Share Personal Story

Ryan Sallans has made it his work to visit college campuses across the country sharing his personal story about transitioning from female to male.

The Aurora, Neb. native will bring his story to Nebraska Wesleyan University on Wednesday, December 7. His talk, “FtM: Scouting the Unknown,” begins at 3 p.m. in Callen Conference Center, located on the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building.

Born Kim, a female, Sallans talks candidly about his sexuality by intermixing humor with intricate clinical details surrounding his transition process, which began in 2005. He became internationally known through his two appearances on Larry King Live! and known as a mentor after he appeared in the documentary, Gender Rebel. Along with sharing his story, Sallans works as a diversity trainer and consultant, specializing in healthcare and workplace issues surrounding the LGBTQIA community.

He has bachelor degrees in English and anthropology with master’s degrees in English and educational psychology.

Sallans’ lecture is free and open to the public. This lecture is sponsored by Gender Studies, Multicultural Programs & Services, English Department, Plains Pride, Social Work Program, Wolf Fund, Student Life, and the Women’s Commission.

The story of Sallans’ transition and photos can be found at ryansallans.com.

 

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Ryan Sallans, born Kim, a female, will share his story of transition on Wednesday, Dec. 7.