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Gender-Sexuality Alliance hosts first speaker of the year

The Gender-Sexuality Alliance hosted its first speaker of the year, Cole Woods, a freshman at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. Woods was assigned female at birth in Georgia, where he grew up with a strong desire to be of another gender, also known as gender dysphoria.  While earning his high school diploma, Woods had the opportunity to attend a wilderness therapy program outside of Asheville, North Carolina. It was there that Cole came out as a transgender man. Woods graduated from the therapeutic program as well as from high school, and he is currently pursuing his electrical engineering degree. “When you come out, you are still the same person but you’ve accepted yourself even more,” Woods said.  The students also learned that the Rochester Institute of Technology has dorms that are gender-inclusive which means anyone can live in that dorm no matter which gender or sexual identity they identify as.