// NOTE //
The header above is the page title. It DOES NOT appear on the page, but is necessary for the file system of the site and for the menu.
The two headers below display on screens of different sizes. The first one displays ONLY on screens with a width of 600px or more.
The second one displays ONLY on screens with a width of 600px or less. It can be used to create manual line breaks to avoid the automatic line breaks the website would otherwise make.
Don’t delete them or no header will appear!
(This note itself is set to Display:None so it will not show up when viewing the live page.)
Genny Beemyn is a transgender educator and author. Genny has been the director of the UMass Amherst Stonewall Center since 2006 and coordinator of Campus Pride’s Trans Policy Clearinghouse since 2012. Genny is also co-editor of the new SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies.
Areas of Expertise
- Trans College Student Experiences
- Creating Trans-Inclusive College Policies and Trans-Supportive Campus Climates
- Trans Identity Development
- U.S. Trans History
Some claims to fame:
- In 1996, Genny successfully advocated for the University of Iowa to add “gender identity” to its nondiscrimination policy, making it the first college in the U.S. to have any kind of trans-supportive policy.
- Since then, Genny has directly assisted hundreds of colleges in formulating and implementing trans-inclusive policies.
- In the 2000s, they wrote some of the first articles on the experiences and needs of trans college students.
- In 2001, they became one of the first out nonbinary trans college administrators when they were hired to direct Ohio State’s LGBTQ student services office.
- In the early 2000s, Genny helped create the Campus Pride Index of LGBTQ+-supportive colleges and has served on its advisory board since then.
- In 2014, they conducted the first national study of nonbinary trans college students.
- In 2018, they were the founding co-chair of International Pronouns Day.
Recently, Genny joined other experts to talk about Trans Rights Priorities for the Biden Administration.
What’s the Buzz?
The latest buzz from Genny Beemyn