The Experiences and Needs of Transgender Community College Students

  title={The Experiences and Needs of Transgender Community College Students},
  author={Genny Beemyn},
  journal={Community College Journal of Research and Practice},
  pages={504 - 510}
  • G. Beemyn
  • Published 18 April 2012
  • Education
  • Community College Journal of Research and Practice
The experiences and needs of college students who identify on the transgender spectrum (androgynous, gender nonconforming, genderqueer, transfeminine, transmaculine, transgender, etc.) have begun to be explored in recent years, but this work has largely been limited to four-year colleges and universities. Virtually no research has considered the lives of transgender students at community colleges. Yet, transgender and gender nonconforming students may be more likely to attend two-year… 

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