In the wake of students at Wellesley College voting overwhelmingly to urge the administration to admit trans men and nonbinary individuals, Genny was interviewed by the New York Times, the AP, and Scripps News Live about the experiences of trans students at historically women’s colleges.
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A Guide for Colleges on Gender Identity and Pronouns
For the Common Application, Genny wrote A Brief Guide to Common App’s Name, Sex, and Gender Questions for Member Institutions. Common App is the admissions form used by more than 1,000 colleges in the U.S. In 2021, Common App added optional questions asking gender identity and pronouns, and this guide suggests how colleges should use …
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Campus Pride Releases a Report of Genny’s Analysis of Data on Incoming Trans and Nonbinary College Students
Genny conducted an analysis of students’ gender identity, race, first-generation status, and pronoun responses on the Common App, the admissions form used by more than 1,000 colleges. Students entering college this fall were the first group to be given the opportunity to indicate their gender identity and pronouns on the form. The Campus Pride report, …
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How to Find a Trans-Inclusive College
Genny was recently interviewed by Best Colleges on how trans high school students can know if a college is going to be supportive of them. See the video here.
Article Published on the Rights of Trans Students Not to Be Misgendered
Genny’s article, “Legal Fights Persist over Policies that Require Teachers to Refer to Trans Students by Their Chosen Pronouns,” was published in The Conversation.
Urging the Dept of Education to Include Nonbinary Students
On behalf of Campus Pride, Genny wrote a group letter to the Department of Education to urge them to change their system for how colleges report data on the gender of their students to be inclusive of nonbinary students. The letter was signed by dozens of national higher education and LGBTQIA+ organizations, including ACPA, NASPA, …
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Incoming College Student Project Announcement
Genny is thrilled to announce that they will be working with the Common App to analyze the gender identity and pronouns, and the intersections with racial identity, for the more than a million students who filled out their application in the current college admissions cycle. The data will be the largest body of information on …
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Genny Speaks at White House Event on Greater Inclusion in STEM
Genny was one of the speakers invited to be part of a roundtable discussion sponsored by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on how to further inclusion in STEM programs. They spoke about their work to make colleges, and Engineering programs in particular, more welcoming to LGBTQ+ students.
Article on How Colleges Can Now Better Support Trans Students Published
Genny’s article on the need for colleges to increase support for trans students, with the Common Application now giving students the ability to indicate their gender identity, was published in The Conversation.
Genny Beemyn Spotlighted By Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative
Genny Beemyn was selected by Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative as one of their spotlighted LGBTQ+ educators on Instagram during Pride Month. The post recognized Genny as “the leading expert on the experiences of trans students in the United States.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Reach Higher (@reachhigher) View the post: …
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