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Genny Beemyn University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Genny Beemyn, Ph.D. is the director of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst’s Stonewall Center, the coordinator of Campus Pride’s Trans Policy Clearinghouse, and the co-chair of International Pronouns Day. Dr. Beemyn has published and spoken extensively on the experiences and needs of trans college students, including writing some of the first articles on the topic. They have written or edited eleven books/journal issues, including A Queer Capital: A History of Gay Life in Washington, D.C. (Routledge, 2014) and The Lives of Transgender People (Columbia University Press, 2011) with Sue Rankin. Dr. Beemyn's most recent book is an anthology, Trans People in Higher Education (SUNY Press, 2019). They are currently writing Campus Queer: Addressing the Needs of LGBTQ+ College Students with Mickey Eliason for Johns Hopkins University Press. Dr. Beemyn is also an editorial board member and trans article reviewer for the Journal of LGBT Youth, the Journal of Bisexuality, and the Journal of Homosexuality. They have a Ph.D. in African American Studies and Master’s degrees in African American Studies, American Studies, and Higher Education Administration.