Genny Beemyn (History) has published and spoken extensively on the experiences and needs of transgender people, particularly the lives of gender nonconforming students. Ze has written or edited six books/journal issues, including a special issue of the Journal of LGBT Youth on Trans Youth. Genny’s most recent work, written with Sue Rankin, is The Lives of Transgender People, forthcoming from Columbia University Press. The director of the Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, ze is also a board member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute and an editorial board member of 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.