Genny Beemyn, Director (they/them):,

Genny Beemyn, Ph.D., was one of the country’s first out nonbinary college administrators and has been the director of the Stonewall Center since 2006. They also serve as the coordinator of Campus Pride’s Trans Policy Clearinghouse, through which they track college trans-inclusive policies and work with colleges to help them become more trans-supportive. Genny has published and spoken extensively on the experiences and needs of trans college students, including writing some of the first articles on the topic. Among the more than dozen books and journal issues that they have written/edited are The Lives of Transgender People (with Sue Rankin, 2011); A Queer Capital: A History of Gay Life in Washington, D.C. (2014); and the anthology Trans People in Higher Education (2019). With Abbie Goldberg, they edited The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies (2021) and are an associate editor of the 2nd edition of The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ+ Studies (2024). They are currently writing Campus Queer: Addressing the Needs of LGBTQ+ College Students with Mickey Eliason for Johns Hopkins University Press. Genny Beemyn is also the associate editor of the Journal of LGBT Youth and an editorial board member of 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.

In their not so spare time, Genny hikes and trail runs, maintains a huge garden, rants about the political and environmental climate, road trips to Dar Williams concerts across New England, follows women's basketball, and obsesses about old Star Trek.


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