Trans veteran finds support, strength and a new path

Brittyn Calyx (conservation and environmental science) had to withdraw from school because of a hospitalization and depression. She found some purpose in joining the Wisconsin Army National Guard and returning to UWM.

Eventually, she came out as trans and was discharged from the military under “don’t ask, don’t tell.” She felt alone and isolated, but UWM’s LGBT Resource Center provided crucial support. A birding group at the Urban Ecology Center brought further solace, and pointed the way to a new path in life.