About Our Speaker(s)
Genny Beemyn

Genny Beemyn, Ph.D., has published and spoken extensively on the experiences and needs of trans people, particularly the lives of gender-nonconforming students. They have written or edited nine books/journal issues, including The Lives of Transgender People (with Sue Rankin; Columbia University Press, 2011) and special issues of the Journal of LGBT Youth on ‘Trans Youth‘ and ‘Supporting Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Children and Youth‘ and a special issue of the Journal of Homosexuality on ‘LGBTQ Campus Experiences.‘ Genny‘s most recent works are A Queer Capital: A History of Gay Life in Washington, D.C. (Routledge, 2014) and the ‘Transgender History‘ chapter for Trans Bodies, Trans Selves (Oxford University Press, 2014). They are currently working on a book entitled Campus Queer: The Experiences and Needs of LGBTQ+ College Students (Johns Hopkins University Press). Genny is the director of the Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the Trans Policy Clearinghouse coordinator for Campus Pride (www.campuspride.org/tpc). They are also an editorial board member and trans article reviewer for the Journal of LGBT Youth, the Journal of Bisexuality, and the Journal of Homosexuality. Genny has a Ph.D. in African American Studies and Master‘s degrees in African American Studies, American Studies, and Higher Education Administration.

Strategies for Supporting Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Youth (CDP273V)

Event Information
Product Format
Pre-recorded Webinar
Genny Beemyn
90 minutes
Event Description

Understanding the Needs and Difficulties of Trans and Non-Binary Students and Creating a More Gender-Inclusive Campus.

"Trans and gender non-binary students regularly face both institutional and individual discrimination on campuses. Colleges are ethically and legally obligated to be doing more to support them in both policy and practice." Genny Beemyn, Ph.D.

This webinar will discuss the complex ways that students understand and express their gender identities today and the best practices and policies to support trans and gender non-conforming students. Many trans students have negative experiences in middle and high schools and in their home communities. While those who are subsequently able to go away to college have more leeway to be out as transgender, they still often experience significant roadblocks on campuses to being recognized and respected as themselves. To improve the lives of trans youth and young adults, changes must be made throughout educational institutions.

This webinar by expert speaker Genny Beemyn, Ph.D., will discuss the complex ways that students understand and express their gender identity today and will talk about the best practices and policies to support Trans and gender non-binary students. The session will cover areas such as housing, facilities, health services, admissions, and the classroom. You will learn concrete steps that you can take to make your campuses more Trans inclusive.

The session will also help you understand the:

  • Appropriate terminology
  • The expectations for preventing discrimination against trans students under Title IX
  • The best practices to support trans students
  • Trans-inclusive policy language

Session Highlights:

  • Become familiar with the latest terminology being used by non-binary gender students.
  • Gain greater knowledge of the diverse experiences of trans and other gender-nonconforming college students.
  • Learn how trans college students face discrimination in campus housing, facilities, health services, admissions, and the classroom.
  • Learn the best practices to meet the needs of trans and other gender-nonconforming college students to address institutional discrimination and comply with federal laws.
  • Receive information about new research on the experiences and needs of non-binary gender college students.

Who Should Attend

The session will be valuable to faculty, staff, HR professionals, administrators at all professional levels and at all types of higher education institutions.


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