“Many Transgendered students come to college ready to be themselves, to finally be able to express their gender identity, but too many colleges shut gendered doors—bathroom doors, locker room doors, res hall doors— in their faces, telling them in no uncertain terms, ‘while you might be ready to be out, we are not ready for you.’”
Individuals who do not identify as female or male need to have access to gender-inclusive bathrooms/restrooms/locker rooms, which requires the college to provide these facilities. Gender-inclusive campus facilities are not just for trans students, faculty, and staff. Such facilities are open to all and benefit many campus community members.
This webinar by expert speaker Genny Beemyn will share strategies to develop restrooms, residence hall bathrooms, and locker rooms in recreational centers and athletic buildings that can address the needs of transgendered students, including an examination of social and political concerns and the financial cost. The experiences of several campuses will be discussed as case studies to help other colleges create transgender-supportive campus facilities.
Who Should Attend
Genny Beemyn Ph.D.
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... More info