<p>For the second consecutive year, <a href=”http://www.campuspride.org/campus-pride-releases-2014-top-50-lgbt-friendly-list-highlighting-the-best-of-the-best-colleges-universities/”>Campus Pride</a> and the <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/15/lgbt-friendly-colleges_n_5681746.html?utm_hp_ref=gay-voices”>Huffington Post</a> have named Connecticut College as one of the nation’s friendliest campuses for LGBTQ students.</p>
I would also like to declare my gender “nonspecific” - what an awesome category!!!!!
Dear Trans/Butch/Masculine friends - I have been working with colleagues and students in the Psychology Department to develop a study of our attitudes towards menstruation, which no one ever studies. Please take the survey and spread it around! - Jen
If you identify as trans, butch, stud, aggressive, boi, masculine of center, or gender queer, researchers at Connecticut College would like to hear from you. We are conducting a study of attitudes toward and beliefs about an important health issue for people who were assigned the female sex at birth. Previous studies of this topic have focused on ciswomen, and little is known about the trans community’s views. We invite you to enter the dialogue by going to https://conncoll.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0vSvdtCA1NtPTVz to complete a survey. It will take 15-20 minutes of your time.
"Her dress and behavior need to follow suit with her God-ordained identity."
When Facebook announced in mid-February that users would be able to display 56 gender options beyond âmaleâ and âfemaleâ in their profiles, the response was largely positive, outside of a few skeptical Fox News anchors. But there was also head-scratching. What exactly did words like âneutroisâ and âtwo-spiritâ mean? And why were quite so many words necessary? Various media sites, including Time, the Daily Beast, and Slate, published translation guides for those who might never have encountered âcisgender,â âandrogyne,â or âgenderqueerâ before. âConfused by Facebookâs new gender options?â a Washington Post headline asked, helpfully. Not long ago, two genders were seen as sufficient for pretty much any form or sign-up page. But as trans or transgender peopleâumbrella terms encompassing both people who feel at home as members of the opposite sex of their birth, and people who feel their gender canât be reduced to male or femaleâhave become more prominent and more vocal in America, the language is bending to accommodate more possibilities.
CeCe McDonald talks about her experience of being a trans woman incarcerated in a menâs prison. The MHP panel discusses the policies that need to be changed…