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Research

Research

As a prolific writer and popular speaker, Genny Beemyn draws from their decades of professional experience and research into the needs and experiences of transgender college students. While the results of that research may be found throughout Genny’s body of work, some of the most timely and relevant appear on this page.

To advance research on trans college students and further trans inclusion in higher education, Genny makes some of the findings from their research available to the public. Their findings may be quoted with appropriate attribution in educational settings and wherever fair use may apply. [Learn more about what constitutes “fair use.”]


2023 Common App Gender and Pronoun Data
Utilizing data from over one million students who applied for Fall 2023 college admission, Genny Beemyn analyzed the students’ gender identities and pronouns, along with intersections with legal sex, race, first-generation status, citizenship status, and more.

2022 Common App Gender and Pronoun Data
With exclusive access to information from the 2022 Common App, Genny Beemyn analyzed the data on prospective students’ gender identity and pronouns—and the intersections with racial identity—for those applying for Fall 2022 college admission.

A generic icon with the trans pride flag colors.

Trans Supportive Campus Policies
Genny Beemyn began tracking trans-supportive campus policies in 2004 for the Transgender Law and Policy Institute (TLPI). When the TLPI website was discontinued in 2013, Genny moved their data to the Campus Pride website and became their Trans Policy Clearinghouse Coordinator. Genny continues to make updates to this data on the Trans Policy Clearinghouse and on these pages.

Graphic with pink background and timeline. Header reads: Campus LGBTQ Centers Timeline. Timeline text reads: Timeblock number 1 - 1971 First Campus LGBTQ Center - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Timeblock number 2 - 1970s to 1980s - Five more centers open - Minnesota State University - Mankato in 1977. University of Pennsylvania in 1982. University of Massachusetts - Amherst in 1985. Princeton University in 1989. Western Michigan University in 1989. Third timeblock - 1990s - More than 50 New Centers Open. Fourth and final timeblock - 2000 to present - Hundreds of centers open - Each decade since 2000 has brought 100 or more new campus LGBTQ centers.

History of Campus LGBTQ+ Centers
Genny Beemyn contributed to and now maintains this timeline of LGBTQ+ centers on college campuses. The list was developed and updated until 2024 by Nancy Jean Tubbs of the University of California, Riverside.