Ship hosts Amelia Gapin lecture on trans identity 

AmeliaArticleShippensburg University will host a lecture with Amelia Gapin, a software engineer and the first trans woman to grace the cover of Women’s Running magazine, on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in Ceddia Union Building, MPR A. 

Gapin’s lecture, “I Am Entirely Me,” focuses on her very public transition and will educate the campus community on the complexities of her trans identity, one that cannot be fully comprehended without considering the significant impact of sexual orientation and gender identity as well as the societal constructs established within gender binaries. This presentation will serve as a springboard for a larger conversation on campus in which students, faculty, and staff explore and discuss the unique intersections of LGBTQ+ individuals.

The free and public event is sponsored by the Office of Social Equity, Commission on Human Understanding, LGBTQ+ Concerns Committee, Career and Community Engagement Center, Counseling and College Student Personnel Department, Social Work and Gerontology Department, Dining Services, Women’s Center and Athletics Department. 

For additional information contact Dr. Matthew Shupp, assistant professor of counseling and college student personnel, at (717) 477-1676, or e-mail