News & Announcements


Genny Beemyn, "Beyond the Binary: The Lives of Trans People Today"

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 4:00pm, 3211 Art-Sociology Building
Sponsored by the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education, and the LGBT Equity Center

Genny has published and spoken extensively on the experiences and needs of trans people, particularly the lives of gender-nonconforming students. They have written or edited nine books/journal issues, including The Lives of Transgender People (with Sue Rankin; Columbia University Press, 2011) and special issues of the Journal of LGBT Youth on "Trans Youth" and "Supporting Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Children and Youth" and a special issue of the Journal of Homosexuality on "LGBTQ Campus Experiences." Genny's most recent works are A Queer Capital: A History of Gay Life in Washington, D.C. (Routledge, 2014) and the "Transgender History" chapter for Trans Bodies, Trans Selves (Oxford University Press, 2014). They are currently working on a book entitled Campus Queer: The Experiences and Needs of LGBTQ College Students (Johns Hopkins University Press). In addition to being the director of the Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Genny is the Trans Policy Clearinghouse coordinator for Campus Pride ( and an editorial board member and trans article reviewer for the Journal of LGBT Youth, the Journal of Bisexuality, the Journal of Homosexuality, and the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. Genny has a Ph.D. in African American Studies and Master's degrees in African American Studies, American Studies, and Higher Education Administration.


Agorafaux-pas! A Drag Cabaret

Two fierce nights!
Friday, December 12, 2014, 7:30pm, The Maryland Room, 0100 Marie Mount Hall
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:30pm, The Maryland Room, 0100 Marie Mount Hall
Tickets are required and FREE. Reserve tickets online today!
In collaboration with the Department of Women's Studies, and Curtin University, Western Australia

Agorafaux-pas playfully narrates the mostly true story of Agorafauxbia - a straight identified faux queen whose identity is altered as she becomes involved in queer culture. The narrative draws creatively on personal stories of the playwrite as well as ethnographic data collected from in-depth interviews with faux queens in San Francisco's drag community. The overarching theme is an exploration of questions and concerns which emerge when women do female drag. The show raises and addresses broad themes about identity and performing gender which will appeal to those interested in feminist and queer issues and theory. Agorafaux-pas is a scripted word inspired by drag cabaret. It includes lipsyncing, parody songs and original music. Check out Agorafaux-pas! on Facebook, or visit

APRIL 2015

SAVE THE DATE - The Eighth Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium

Friday, April 17, 20145
More information to come!

Past 2014 Events