“I feel so glad to be in a place that I think not only shares my values, but to be in a sisterhood of awesome women that want to make history.”
Wyoming is one of the most conservative states in the country, meaning this can happen anywhere.
Cowboy State Daily reports:
University of Wyoming Sorority Accepts First Transgender Member
A sorority at the University of Wyoming accepted its first openly-transgender sister in the college’s history, a student newspaper announced last week.
Artemis Langford, of Lander, became the first open-transgender student to be accepted into the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority in September, according to the Branding Iron, UW’s student newspaper.
Born male, Langford identifies as a woman and attended high school in Lander.
Langford declined to comment to Cowboy State Daily, referring the outlet to KKG’s national headquarters. The sorority did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Langford expressed joy and pride to the Branding Iron in an Oct. 12 story, saying, “I feel so glad to be in a place that I think not only shares my values, but to be in a sisterhood of awesome women that want to make history.”
Langford told the Branding Iron the sorority sisters “want to break the glass ceiling, trailblazing you know, and I certainly feel that as their first trans member, at least in the chapter, in Wyoming history.”
Kappa Kappa Gamma in a list of guidelines for sisters about LGBTQ members wrote that it is a single-gender organization comprised of people who identify as women. The sorority does not discriminate in membership selection, the document states, “except by requiring good scholarship and ethical character.”
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