Thursday, August 16, 2012

Top Ten Transgender Friendly Colleges

Campus Pride has published this list of top ten colleges in the United States on their Campus Climate Index that are particularly trans friendly and have pro-trans policies and programs.

The Top Ten:

Ithaca CollegeIthaca, New York
New York UniversityNew York, New York
Princeton UniversityPrinceton, New Jersey
University of California, Los AngelesLos Angeles, California
University of California, RiversideRiverside, California
University of Massachusetts, AmherstAmherst, Massachusetts
University of MichiganAnn Arbor, Michigan
University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon
University of PennsylvaniaPhiladephia, Pennsylvania
University of VermontBurlington, Vermont

While I am not at all surprised at the selection or the fact they all are located on the West Coast or in the Northeast, I am surprised that Portland State University and UC Santa Cruz and Berkeley did not make the list.

This list is a good starting point, but by no means a complete list of schools that are trans-friendly. Many schools across the country are making strides in the way of LGBTQ folk and are great places for trans* people to go to school, even if they didn't make the list. Even schools in the south (like my alma mater, University of North Florida) are making strides in terms of creating a safe space for trans* students to go to school and are always open to ideas as to what they can do to accommodate transgender students and make their college experience as pleasant as possible.

In locations like the South and Midwest where one doesn't find the same mind-set of the progressive Northeast and West Coast, institutions of higher education are taking to the transgender movement more quickly than their non-university counterparts.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not telling you where I went to college, but there was an "LGBTQF" club, meaning "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, & Friends," but I always thought of it as "the gay club," as did most people, so I never joined. Besides, you can't change the truth, which is that homosexuality is something that happens when God gives MEN over to a reprobate mind, while lesbianism is merely a defense mechanism used by emotionally-damaged women to try to preclude any harm, or further harm, by men. The word is never mentioned in the KJV, from Genesis through Revelation, and is nowhere near as prevalent as male Sodomites. But in the case of your friend, Rebecca, who turns 29 today, she is merely a butt-ugly straight chick with a thing for gay guys. And no matter what she has done to her by this weirdo witch doctor, she will ALWAYS be Rebecca Fultz in the eyes of God.

    "irisom" from 5 years ago when you ladies were 24 and making YouTube videos more often