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From left, sophomores Jay Barrett, Gwyneth Cole and Cecil Decker are the creators of the Open Pages residential community for transgender and nonbinary students.

Students create housing for transgender and nonbinary peers

By Clare Shanahan, Staff Writer April 27, 2022
Transgender and nonbinary students are able to live in the new Open Pages Residential Learning Community (RLC) starting in Fall 2022.
The findings of The Ithacan Diversity Report shows that 33.4% of The Ithacans board is represented by persons of color (BIPOC) and 51.9% of the board identify as heterosexual.

The Ithacan Diversity Report 2021-22

By Ithacan Staff December 8, 2021
This Ithacan Diversity Report serves as a benchmark for future use as The Ithacan sets a standard of transparent reporting for its newsroom.
Sophomore Julia Stitely is a co-creator and producer of the ICTV show Fathoms Below. They give their perspective on trans and non-binary characters in media being portrayed by cis gendered actors. They call for change and explain how their personal experiences has granted them a unique perspective.

Commentary: Trans and nonbinary stories need to be told accurately

By Julia Stitely September 29, 2021
Most trans stories are told from a cis perspective. Trans acceptability is too often based on how easily interpretable their gender is to a cis person.
Disclosure is a helpful tool for educating its audience about the often harmful portrays of transgender people in popular Hollywood media. The documentary chronicles the history of transgender representation since the beginning of the film industry to the present era with commentary from transgender figures.

Review: Documentary opens discussion on transgender representation

By Sarah Diggins, Staff Writer July 8, 2020
"Disclosure" is a helpful tool for educating its audience about the often harmful portrays of transgender people in popular Hollywood media.
Junior golfer Alex Perry and junior swimmer Cody Conte are openly transgender athletes competing for varsity teams at Ithaca College. They met approximately a year ago and are now close friends.

Playing with Pride: Transgender student-athletes reconcile sport and identity

By Emily Adams, Sports Editor October 23, 2019
Junior golfer Alex Perry and junior swimmer Cody Conte identify as transgender and use masculine names and pronouns while competing for women's varsity teams.
Editorial: Transgender athletes face added barriers to acceptance

Editorial: Transgender athletes face added barriers to acceptance

October 23, 2019
We must remember that, at the center of these controversies, there are people who are going through a complicated, emotional time in their lives.
Mat Fournier contributed to a collection of short stories, “Deleuze and Children.” He wrote an entry about transgender children and analyzed the political perspective that society has when it comes to transgender children

Q&A: Professor publishes chapter about transgender children

By Ashley Stalnecker March 26, 2019

Mat Fournier, assistant professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, is bringing discussions about transgender children into an academic setting. He recently published a book chapter,...

National Recap: Transgender military ban goes into effect

National Recap: Transgender military ban goes into effect

By Meredith Burke, Opinion Editor January 23, 2019
The Supreme Court revived United States President Donald Trump’s administration’s military policy prohibiting most transgender people from serving in the military Jan. 22.
Ethan Cepeda helped raise awareness for transgender rights at his high school by holding workshops to educate teachers. Cepeda also spoke out about the importance of gender neutral bathrooms and advocated for their implementation in the school.

Q&A: Student wins the Hometown Hero award for LGBTQ advocacy

By Vivian Goldstein January 21, 2019

When Ithaca College freshman Ethan Cepeda received the New York Daily News’ 2018 Hometown Hero Award, he didn’t even know award existed. Suddenly, on Nov. 2, his mother and sister were accepting the...

Editorial: Students show bravery by opposing gender policy

Editorial: Students show bravery by opposing gender policy

December 6, 2018
Events such as the one held Dec. 3 allow space for the nuanced and in-depth conversations that need to be had with communities on campus during these times.
From left, sophomore Sam Haney, treasurer of Spectrum, and sophomore Luis Valderrama, co-president of IC Proud, were the emcees of the speakout event, Elevating Trans Voices, which was held Dec. 3 in IC Square.

LGBTQ clubs host event to provide platform for trans and nonbinary voices

By Ash Bailot, Staff Writer December 4, 2018
Transgender and nonbinary individuals from Ithaca College and the  surrounding community shared their experiences in an open mic–style event in IC Square on Dec. 3.
Trumps gender proposal could reverse the Obama administrations recognition of gender as a concept that is decided by individuals internal sense of gender and chosen identity.

State laws protect against Trump gender proposal

By Rachel Heller, Staff Writer November 7, 2018
President Donald Trump’s administration is considering redefining gender based on one’s sex assigned at birth, a plan that would eliminate the federal recognition of transgender and nonbinary people.
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