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Media Appearances

Media
Appearances

Selected Media Appearances

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Interviewed for the UMass Dignity and Respect in Action Podcast, March 4, 2021

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Featured Expert, “On Transgender Representation in the United States,” NewsPoint360, December 2, 2020 

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Interviewed for Refinery29, “Mental Health Care Is Crucial for Trans People — So Why Is It So Hard to Find?” by Molly Longman, November 19, 2020

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Interviewed for College Confidential, “How to Support Trans Students during the College Application Process,” by Torrey Kim, November 10, 2020

Interviewed for the Chronicle of Higher Education, “Covid-19 Sent LGBTQ Students Back to Unsupportive Homes. That Raises the Risk They Won’t Return,” by Sarah Brown, April 24, 2020  

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Interviewed for the Daily Hampshire Gazette, “‘X” Marks the Spot: RMV Offers Non-Binary Gender Options on IDs,” by Greta Jochem, November 14, 2019  

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Interviewed for Inside Higher Ed, “Trans Students Often Struggle with Mental Health,” by Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, August 20, 2019

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Interviewed for the Media Sanctuary Podcast, “Spirit of the Suffragettes with Genny Beemyn,” May 17, 2019

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Interviewed for the Washington Post, “This Pioneering Howard Dean Lived with Another Woman in the 1930s. Were They Lovers?” by Samantha Schmidt, March 26, 2019 

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Radio interview for NPR-affiliate WAMU (Washington, D.C.), “‘I Can Exist Here’: On Gender Identity, Some Colleges Are Opening Up,” by Jessica Yarmosky, March 21, 2019

Interviewed for Insight into Diversity, “Gender-Inclusive Housing Promotes Safe, Welcoming Campus for All Students,” by Sarah Edwards, January 14, 2019

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Interviewed for NBC News, “She Testified against Larry Nassar. Now This Survivor Is Fighting for Change,” by Julie Compton, October 31, 2018  

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Interviewed for the Teaching Tolerance Podcast, “The Experiences of Trans People,” October 2, 2018  (Note: Teaching Tolerance is now Learning for Justice.)

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Interviewed for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, “More Women’s Colleges Admitting Transgender Students,” by Collin Binkley, September 5, 2017 

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Featured in The Conversation, “The Transgender Bathroom Controversy: Four Essential Reads,” by Kaitlyn Chantry, February 23, 2017

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Interviewed for the Washington Post, “Students Were Told to Select Gender Pronouns. One Chose ‘His Majesty’ to Protest ‘Absurdity,’” by Lindsey Bever, October 7, 2016 

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Interviewed by the Cincinnati Enquirer, “UC Makes Gender-Inclusive Housing Feel Like Home,” by Kate Murphy, October 2, 2016

Interviewed for Reuters, “College Dorms a New Front in U.S. Battle over Transgender Rights,” by Scott Malone, June 10, 2016

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Interviewed for the Washington Post, “LGBT-Who? Decoding the Ever-Changing Acronym,” by Ryan Carey-Mahoney, June 10, 2016

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Interviewed for the Boston Globe, “What Should Restroom Signs Say? Answers Aren’t Simple,” by Beth Teitell, May 31, 2016 

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Author, The Conversation column, “Why Trans Rights Nationwide Are Only a Matter of Time,” May 21, 2016

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Interviewed for Insight into Diversity, “Words Matter: Affirming Gender Identity through Language,” by Rebecca Prinster, May 18, 2016

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Interviewed for The Washington Post, “Don’t Know What ‘Genderqueer’ Is? Meet Someone Who Identifies that Way,” by Steven Petrow, May 9, 2016

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Interviewed for USA Today College, “Common Application, Universal College Application Add Gender Identity Question,” by Abbey Schubert, May 9, 2016  

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Interviewed by the Albany Times Union, “New Front in Bias Fight,” by Bethany Bump, April 23, 2016

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Interviewed by University Business, “States, Colleges Offer Varying Rights on Transgender Bathroom Use,” by Ray Bendici, April 20, 2016

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Interviewed for the Globe and Mail (Canada), “Their Story: ‘I Want to Be Somewhere between Two Fixed Points of Gender,’” by Sarah Hampson, January 29, 2016 

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Interviewed for the New York Times, “In All-Gender Restrooms, the Signs Reflect the Times,” by Aimee Lee Ball, November 8, 2015  

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Interviewed for Inside Higher Ed, “The ‘Invisible’ One in Four,” by Jake New, September 25, 2015

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Interviewed for CBS News, “He? She? Ze? Colleges Add Gender-Free Pronouns for Students,” September 18, 2015

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Interviewed for the Boston Globe, “Harvard Allows Students to Pick New Gender Pronouns,” by Astead W. Herndon, September 2, 2015

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Interviewed by the Washington Blade, “Caitlyn Jenner: American Hero or ‘Arrogant’ Dilettante?” August 19, 2015

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Interviewed for the Boston Globe, “Wellesley College to Accept Transgender Women,” by Laura Krantz, March 5, 2015 

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Interviewed for Oxford University Press Blog, “Transgender Culture and Community, Now and Then,” February 19, 2015

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Interviewed for the Santa Fe New Mexican, “Mayor’s Call for Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Spurs Misconceptions,” by Daniel J. Chacón, February 7, 2015

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Interviewed for the Boston Globe, “Simmons College Welcomes Transgender Students,” by Matt Rocheleau, November 6, 2014

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Interviewed for Time, “Colleges See Gay Students as Growth Market,” by Timothy Pratt, September 2, 2014

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Interviewed for the Christian Science Monitor, “With Preferred Pronouns, LGBT College Students Test Limits of Language,” by Lisa Leff, November 30, 2013 

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Interviewed for Inside Higher Ed, “Broadening the Transgender Agenda,” by Allie Grasgreen, September 18, 2013

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Interviewed by U.S. News and World Report, “Coy Mathis Case May Set Precedent on Transgender Kids and Bathrooms,” by Elizabeth Flock, June 24, 2013

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Interviewed for CNN, “Male, Female or Neither? Gender Identity Debated at Same-Sex Colleges,” by Stephanie Chen, November 8, 2010

Interviewed by the New York Times, “When Girls Will Be Boys,” by Alissa Quart, March 16, 2008