De Cecco Lecture Series: Genny Beemyn, Director, UMass Stonewall Center
Genny Beemyn is a leading expert on the experiences of trans people in the United States, particularly the lives of trans students, and on the development of trans-inclusive college policies and practices. They are the director of the Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the coordinator of the Trans Policy Clearinghouse for Campus Pride.
Genny has written or edited 10 books/journal issues, including The Lives of Transgender People (with Sue Rankin; Columbia University Press, 2011) and A Queer Capital: A History of Gay Life in Washington, D.C. (Routledge, 2014). They are currently working on a book entitled Campus Queer: The Experiences and Needs of LGBTQ+ College Students (Johns Hopkins University Press) and an anthology entitled Outside the Gender Box: Trans People in Higher Education (SUNY Press). Genny is 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.
The Dr. John P. De Cecco Endowed Lecture Series focuses on social justice issues pertaining to LGBTQ concerns. It aims to help create a more just and equi8table atmosphere for LGBT individuals, families and communities and their allies. The series was established through an endowment from Dr. De Cecco.