Genny Beemyn

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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.

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]

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]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rupp, Leila (June 2019). "Podcast Transcript: The Experiences of Trans People (pdf)" (PDF). Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  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, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.
  7. Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals. "Genny Beemyn – Research and Assessment Award" (PDF).