TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - National transgender speaker Ellen "Ellie" Krug joined us in studio to talk about touring the Capital City.
She will be in Tallahassee from Feb. 1 through 3 for a series of speaking engagements.
On Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m at the Leroy Collins Leon County Public Library at 200 West Park Ave., Krug will present 'Human is Human,' a talk that identifies our commonalities and discusses the need to live an authentic life.
In particular, Ellie will address the claim that LGBTQ people "choose" a lifestyle or somehow "choose" to be gay or lesbian or transgender.
On Feb. 3, at 1 p.m. Ellie will give second Human is Human presentation at Fellowship Hall of St. Stephen Lutheran Church at 2198 N. Meridian Road.
"I'm thrilled to be speaking in Tallahassee," Krug said. "Given the political atmosphere relative to how transgender, gay, lesbian and bisexual people are being treated, I think it's critical that non-LGBTQ persons learn about the value of inclusivity and compassion from a transgender person who simply shows up and does her job."
Krug's presentations in Tallahassee kick off a "speaking and listening" tour that will include stops in Birmingham, Alabama; Oxford MN (Ole Miss Law School); Nashville TN (Vanderbilt Law School) and Indianapolis (McKinney Law School).
Krug was a civil trial attorney and transitioned from male to female in 2009.
She is a monthly columnist for Lavender Magazine and pens a widely-circulated monthly newsletter.