ProShotWinona State University will host transgender activist Ellie Krug as she presents “Gray Area Thinking: Understanding Diverse Humans” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall.

Krug will be speaking on transgender-related issues and awareness.

In 2009 Krug transitioned from male to female, and is the first transgender attorney to try a case in front of the Iowa Supreme Court.

Krug works within the law system as an executive director of a nonprofit company that connects low-income people with legal help. She is a freelancer for Lavender Magazine, where her column ,“Skirting the Issues,” has received a Gold Medal Award for Excellence from the Minnesota Magazine and Publishing Association. In 2012 she published her memoir, “Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change.”

This event is free and open to the public and hosted by WSU’s Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, Criminal Justice Department and the GLBTA Committee.

For more information on Krug, visit her website.

For more information on this event contact Tamara Berg at

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