Transgender Activist to Speak at Reynolds Center Tonight for National Coming Out Day

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Today is the 30th anniversary of National Coming Out Day.

In honor of this day, Pat Walker Health Center's Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) department is pleased to host international transgender activist and author, Ryan Sallans, for a discussion on transitioning, LGBTQ inclusion, and campus inclusion.

Since 2005, Sallans has been sharing his personal story on college campuses, while also exploring ways to increase access to health care and inclusion for transgender communities.

During his captivating, two-hour presentation, Sallans will discuss his transition from female to male in his widely-popular and inspiring presentation, FTM: Scouting the Unknown.

Sallans will speak at 6 p.m. in the Reynolds Center Auditorium. A special meet-and-greet reception and book signing will take place in the Reynolds Center Atrium. Free refreshments will be provided.

The event is free and open to all University of Arkansas students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community.

For questions about the presentation or reception, contact Kendra Glasper, LCSW, CAPS Outreach Coordinator.

For more information on Sallans, visit or

About Pat Walker Health Center: Pat Walker Health Center supports students along their academic journey by providing efficient and convenient access to quality medical care, mental health care, and wellness and health promotion programs and services. The health center strives to enrich the academic and personal development of students by creating an inclusive environment that promotes positive behavior and lifestyle changes. Pat Walker Health Center is a department of the Division of Student Affairs.

About the Division of Student Affairs: The Division of Student Affairs supports students in pursuing knowledge, earning a degree, finding meaningful careers, exploring diversity, and connecting with the global community. We provide students housing, dining, health care resources, and create innovative programs that educate and inspire. We enhance the University of Arkansas experience and help students succeed, one student at a time.


Zac Garrett Brown, assistant director of communications
Pat Walker Health Center


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