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Speaker to discuss transition process during ‘Thursdays @ the U’

| Linda Tollefsrud and Diane Walkoff

Cheyne Taylor

Cheyne Taylor

What does it mean to be transgender? How concerned should we be about who uses which bathroom and other “hot button” issues?

Cheyne Taylor will present "Out at Work: Being Transgender" Thursday, Oct. 11 — National Coming Out Day — as part of UW-Eau Claire – Barron County's "Thursdays @ the U" lecture and performance series. The event will be from noon-1 p.m. in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (Room 234, Ritzinger Hall) on the Rice Lake campus, 1800 College Drive.

Taylor, a 2012 alumna of UW-Eau Claire – Barron County, will discuss her experience starting the transition process later in life and how it has affected her, both personally and professionally. This discussion will give attendees the chance to ask any questions that they otherwise may not get to ask someone who is going through the transition process.

Taylor served in the U.S. Army from 2001-05. After completing an associate degree, she earned a bachelor’s degree in professional communication and emerging media from UW-Stout and is currently a knowledge manager with FastBridge Learning in Minneapolis. Cheyne is two years into her transition from male to female and is a recovering addict/alcoholic.

For more information about "Thursdays @ the U," contact Dr. Linda Tollefsrud, professor emeritus of psychology, UW Colleges, at or 715-234-8176, ext. 5417.