Navigating identity development and community belonging when “there are only two boxes to check”: An exploratory study of nonbinary trans college students

  title={Navigating identity development and community belonging when “there are only two boxes to check”: An exploratory study of nonbinary trans college students},
  author={Abbie E. Goldberg and Katherine A. Kuvalanka},
  journal={Journal of LGBT Youth},
  pages={106 - 131}
ABSTRACT Within the small research literature on transgender college students, little work has focused on nonbinary trans students. Findings from focus groups with seven nonbinary trans students revealed that participants explored and found support for their nonbinary trans identities online and offline, valuing in particular the support of other nonbinary people and the opportunities afforded in a college setting. Participants often felt compelled to be educators regarding gender and… 

“I am allowed to be myself”: A photovoice exploration of non-binary identity development and meaning-making

Abstract Social work researchers have increasingly focused on the needs of transgender communities and clients, which has resulted in the advancement of transgender-affirming practice and services;

Trans Students Who Leave College: An Exploratory Study of Their Experiences of Gender Minority Stress

Abstract:This article reports findings from an exploratory study of 14 trans college students who had taken leave, dropped out, and/or transferred institutions. Participants shared complex reasons

Prevention Educator Perspectives on LGBTQ+ Exclusion in Alcohol-Facilitated Campus Sexual Assault Education

Abstract Alcohol is involved in most sexual assaults on U.S. college campuses. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) students are at higher risk of both sexual assault victimization

A Methodology for the Marginalised: Surviving Oppression and Traumatic Fieldwork in the Neoliberal Academy

This article proposes that survival may be considered a research method for social researchers, especially if they are undertaking fieldwork within marginalised communities of which they are a part.

A literature review of the secondary school experiences of trans youth

Abstract In this article I review 83 empirical studies that provide insight into the secondary school experiences of trans youth. The studies show that while some trans youth have affirming

Gender identity: Exploring struggles & school support among New Zealand senior secondary students

This research was undertaken with an intention to contribute to the existing literature and research on issues related to struggles and support for gender diverse students in New Zealand secondary

Family Building Desires among a Sample of Transgender and Nonbinary Students

Abstract Transgender and nonbinary (TNB) individuals may elect gender-affirming treatment that may affect their ability to have genetically-related children. The purpose of this study was to explore

Trans activism and advocacy among transgender students in higher education: A mixed methods study.

Trans students face institutional and interpersonal discrimination that renders them vulnerable to minority stress. Some trans students respond to minority stress, and perceptions of injustice on

What Is Needed, What Is Valued: Trans Students’ Perspectives on Trans-Inclusive Policies and Practices in Higher Education

ABSTRACT This mixed-methods study of 507 trans and gender-nonconforming students (75% undergraduate, 25% graduate) aimed to understand (a) what institutional factors are associated with the presence

The Trans Generation: How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) Are Creating a Gender Revolution

“Compassionate and pragmatic, this is the book about trans kids that every parent, teacher, coach, caregiver, and policymaker needs to read!” Heath Fogg Davis, author of Beyond Trans: Does Gender



“Just Go In Looking Good”: The Resilience, Resistance, and Kinship-Building of Trans* College Students

Abstract:This article explores the strategies transgender college students use to navigate gender-dichotomous collegiate environments. Using a critical collaborative ethnographic methodology

Objects of Curiosity: Transgender College Students' Perceptions of the Reactions of Others

ABSTRACT Increasing numbers of youth are beginning to come out and transition while in college. This qualitative study examines the perspectives of male-to-female (MTF) and female-to-male (FTM)

Beyond the Gender Binary: A Case Study of Two Transgender Students at a Midwestern Research University

ABSTRACT Few non-pathologizing models of transgender identity development currently exist. This study uses an adaptation of the D'Augelli (1994) lifespan model of sexual orientation identity

Recommendations of transgender students, staff, and faculty in the USA for improving college campuses†

Research indicates that transgender individuals frequently experience marginalisation and interpersonal victimisation within college and university settings. Missing from the literature is a

On the Margins: A Study of the Experiences of Transgender College Students

ABSTRACT Transgender students are becoming more visible on college campuses. This qualitative study examines the experiences of undergraduate and graduate students who self-identify as transgender.

Transgender College Students: An Exploratory Study of Perceptions, Engagement, and Educational Outcomes

We explored transgender students' perceptions, engagement, and educational outcomes across 17 dimensions of the collegiate experience. Data were collected as part of a national study and represent a

Serving the Needs of Transgender College Students

Abstract Transgender youth have become more visible in the last decade but remain one of the most underserved populations on college campuses and have largely been ignored in the higher education

The Influence of Campus Experiences on the Level of Outness Among Trans-Spectrum and Queer-Spectrum Students

Findings revealed higher levels of outness/disclosure for cisgender LGBQ women, and more negative perceptions of campus climate, classroom climate, and curriculum inclusivity and higher use of campus resources for trans-spectrum students.

Developing Allies to Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth: Training for Counselors and Educators

Lack of training regarding transgender youth leaves K–12 educators unprepared to become allies to this disenfranchised community and attend to their needs. This article explores the pedagogical

The Experiences of Transgender Students in Massachusetts Colleges and Universities

This research examines the experiences of transgender students attending four-year colleges or universities in Massachusetts. I pursued a series of qualitative interviews to gain a deeper