LGBTQ activist Kye Allums to speak at NIU

Kye Allums
Kye Allums

NIU’s LGBT and Women’s Resource Center will host athlete and activist Kye Allums at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, as a featured presenter for LGBTQ Awareness Month.

He will speak in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center.

Allums attended George Washington University with an athletic scholarship to play basketball. In his sophomore year, he publicly shared his trans identity, soon making him known as the first Division I openly trans athlete.

He went on to graduate with a degree in fine arts and, soon after, his mantra of “I am enough” became a movement, then developed into a thriving organization. Project I Am Enough has been affecting lives ever since.

Allums has dedicated his life to reaffirming, empowering, and inspiring people in their power and purpose. “We must learn to love ourselves before we can hope for change anywhere else,” he says.

Although he speaks at many LGBT events and universities around the country, educating and allowing others to learn from his “coming out” mistakes, his message of being enough is for everyone.

This program is co-sponsored by LGBT & Women’s Studies Programs; the Presidential Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity; Presidential Commission on the Status of Women; Counseling, Adult & Higher Education Program; Campus Activities Board; Prism; and Transitions.

For more information, call (815) 753-5428 or email lgbt@niu.edu.

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