The Guilfordian

Trans lives threatened

Jake Ramsaur, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018

The Obama Administration helped the transgender community make strides in the way of civil rights, but a leaked memo shows that the Trump administration may be reversing some of the progress that was made. On Sunday, Oct. 21, the New York Times leaked a memo from the Department of Health and Human...

Trans ‘Survivor’ contestant outed on show

Trans ‘Survivor’ contestant outed on show

Sonia McLamb, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017

Since House Bill 2 was enacted last year, North Carolina has been in the news time and time again due to the issue of transphobia, as both a producer of bigotry and a site of resistance. On April 12, Greensboro native and reality game show contestant Jeff Varner outed fellow competitor Zeke Smith...

Our community has an obligation to trans students

Our community has an obligation to trans students

Abe Kenmore, Managing Editor

December 4, 2015

Recently I was privileged to attend a trans student panel hosted by the Multicultural Education Department. Five Guilford students talked about their experience discovering their identity and navigating systems that are still woefully unresponsive for trans and other gender nonconforming students. The...

Ireland passes gender recognition law, but US still unfriendly to the transgender community

Harris Billings, Staff Writer

September 4, 2015

In 1993, Ireland decriminalized homosexual activity. Twenty-two years later, the transgender community of Ireland celebrates a major victory. In May 2015, Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage through popular vote. Two months later, Ireland made history yet again by becoming...

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...

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...

#justiceforjane movement ongoing

#justiceforjane movement ongoing

Clare Forrister, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

“A lot of times state agencies just don’t know how to handle transgender people, so they do the easiest thing and put them away where they don’t have to deal with them,” said senior Madeline Putney, who identifies as a transgender woman. In an ongoing case in Connecticut, a 16-year-old transgender...

Transgender Awareness Week: a time to understand

Molly Schneider, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

During the week of Nov. 17, The Bayard Rustin Center for LGBTQA Activism, Education and Reconciliation hosted a weeklong event at Guilford College to provide community members a deeper understanding of what it means to be transgender. The events included performances and panels revolving around trans...

Trans*Action: transformative stories from transitioning students

Justyn Melrose, Staff Writer

April 20, 2012

Accompanied by the sound of coffee grinding, softly spoken conversation and the ever-present smell of Greenleaf coffee, a handful of Guilford students watched as a group of transgender college students’ lives unfolded on screen. On April 9 and 11, newly formed Guilford group Trans*Action brought...