The Guilfordian

Students need open, accessible spaces

The Diversity Action Committee and Queer and Gender Justice Subcommittee strive to make college facilities more accessible for all genders on campus.

Carson Risser, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

“(If) trans and gender nonconforming people don’t have access to educational space because they can’t go pee … you can’t learn, you know?” said LGBTQQA Coordinator Parker Hurley. “It really does create a barrier to, I think, learning and being a part of the community in general.” This...

Trans women deserve equality in education

William Burton, Staff Writer

April 17, 2015

“In trans women’s eyes, I see a wisdom that can only come from having to fight for your right to be recognized as female, a raw strength that only comes from unabashedly asserting your right to be feminine in an inhospitable world,” says Julia Serano in her book “The Whipping Girl: A Transsexual...

Colleges making efforts to be more trans-friendly

Thor Tobiassen, Staff Writer

February 20, 2015

The cause for transgender rights still faces a long journey, but on many college campuses, policies are changing to remove gender identity barriers from campus life. The University of Vermont recently announced that it will become the latest among a growing number of colleges which allows students...

Allison making NC history as first trans* party chair candidate

Allison making NC history as first trans* party chair candidate

Brianna Parker, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015

Janice Covington Allison is making history as the first transgender candidate for the North Carolina Democratic Party chair, but the journey is not without roadblocks. Allison made waves in 2012 when she became the first transgender delegate to attend the Democratic National Convention. By announcing...

Society limits transgender children

Jamie Luckhaus, Staff Writer

April 5, 2013

Transgender individuals are often blamed for identifying with the “wrong” gender, but it is society that mistakenly sorts people into two categories. According to the Australian Human Rights Commission, there are 23 genders. Children especially suffer society’s stereotypes. A perfect example...