Genny Beemyn

Genny Beemyn, Ph.D. is a historian, writer, and LGBTQ advocate. They are the director of Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts and co-chair of International Pronouns Day.[3] Their books include A Queer Capital: A History of Gay Life in Washington, D.C. (Routledge, 2014) and, with Sue Rankin, The Lives of Transgender People (Columbia University Press, 2011).[4]

Genny Beemyn
Pronouns they/them[1][2]
Gender identity genderqueer[1]
Occupation Historian, writer, advocate
Known for A Queer Capital: A History of Gay Life in Washington, D.C.

In 2019, Beemyn contributed to the collection Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity.

They began openly identifying as transgender in the late 1990s.[5] They realized they identified as neither male nor female after reading Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues.[6]

In 2015 Beemyn was given a Research and Assessment Award from the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals.[7] In 2019, they were given the Lou Sullivan Torch Award for their work in scholarship and advocacy for transgender inclusion on college campuses.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rupp, Leila (June 2019). "Podcast Transcript: The Experiences of Trans People (pdf)" (PDF). tolerance.org. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  2. http://www.umass.edu/stonewall/about-us/staff
  3. 3.0 3.1 Pietrewicz, Ana (23 October 2019). "Stonewall Center Director Genny Beemyn receives first Lou Sullivan Torch Award". Massachusetts Daily Collegian. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  4. "Interview with Genny Beemyn- Author of "The Lives of Transgender People"". The Critical Lede. August 26, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  5. "Trans Youth: Introduction". Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education. 3 (1): 3–5. 2005. doi:10.1300/J367v03n01_02.
  6. Beemyn, Genny. “Being Genderqueer Before It Was a Thing.” Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity, edited by Micah Rajunov and Scott Duane, Columbia University Press, New York; Chichester, West Sussex, 2019, pp. 41–47. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/raju18532.11. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.
  7. Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals. "Genny Beemyn – Research and Assessment Award" (PDF).