Genny Beemyn, Ph.D. currently serves as the Director of the Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Genny Beemyn is the Director of the Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. They publish and speak extensively on the experiences and needs of trans people, particularly the lives of gender-expansive students. They have written or edited ten books/journal issues, including The Lives of Transgender People (with Sue Rankin; Columbia University Press, 2011) and special issues of the Journal of LGBT Youth on “Trans Youth” and “Supporting Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Children and Youth” and a special issue of the Journal of Homosexuality on “LGBTQ Campus Experiences.”
Genny’s most recent works are A Queer Capital: A History of Gay Life in Washington, D.C. (Routledge, 2014); the “Transgender History” chapter for Trans Bodies, Trans Selves (Oxford University Press, 2014); and an issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies on “The Intersections of Trans Women and Lesbian Identities, Communities, and Movements” (2016). They are currently working on a book entitled Campus Queer: The Experiences and Needs of LGBTQ+ College Students (Johns Hopkins University Press) and an anthology entitled Outside the Gender Box: Trans and Non-Binary Gender People in Higher Education (SUNY Press).
In addition to leading the Stonewall Center, Genny is the Trans Policy Clearinghouse coordinator for Campus Pride (www.campuspride.org/tpc) and an editorial board member and trans article reviewer for the Journal of LGBT Youth, the Journal of Bisexuality, and the Journal of Homosexuality. Genny has a Ph.D. in African American Studies and Master’s degrees in African American Studies, American Studies, and Higher Education Administration.
Luca Maurer is the founding Program Director of The Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services at Ithaca College (NY).
Luca Maurer is the founding program director of The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Education, Outreach, and Services at Ithaca College. In this role Maurer fosters the academic success and personal growth of LGBTQ and Allied students, and offers college-wide services to enhance the campus community’s understanding and appreciation of LGBTQ people and themes.
An author, consultant and trainer on a variety of themes, including LGBTQ topics, global health, disability, diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality, Maurer works and speaks throughout the U.S. and internationally. The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists has designated Maurer a Certified Sexuality Educator and Counselor, and Maurer is also a Certified Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations.
Maurer served as Senior Advisory Editorial Board member of the American Journal of Sexuality Education, and served on the Editorial Board of The Prevention Researcher, a multidisciplinary journal focusing on successful adolescent development and at-risk youth. Co-editor of Doing Gender Diversity: Readings in Theory and Real-World Experience published by Westview Press, Maurer’s written work on sexual orientation, gender identity, disability issues, and HIV/ AIDS has appeared in a variety of publications. Maurer’s latest work, co-authored with Eli R. Green, is The Teaching Transgender Toolkit: A Facilitator’s Guide to Increasing Knowledge, Decreasing Prejudice & Building Skills.