Transgender and Gender-Nonbinary Students’ Message to Professors

This 12 minute video resource is directed towards educating teachers, rather than a resource for teaching purposes.  ‘#Ask Me’: What LGBTQ Students Want Their Professors to Know, by multimedia producer, posted online on The Chronicle of Higher Education on September 03, 2015 is a video with interviews from transgender and gender-nonbinary students who address professors about issues that concern them and their safety on university campuses. The students share what keeps them from feeling safe and thriving on campus. Topics that they discuss include how they are addressed, the fact that “there are more shades of lavender out there,” concerns surrounding housing issues, and the need to increase resources and staff dedicated to the safety of the LGBTQ community on campuses.

 

 

Jeanne Bufalino

4 Responses to “Transgender and Gender-Nonbinary Students’ Message to Professors

  • Melanie Kincl
    10 months ago

    I’m not seeing the video in the link. Could you check it (or even embed it here)?

  • Melanie Kincl
    10 months ago

    Yup, it works now. That was a great video! It reminded me of our discussion on whether or not to include preferred pronouns as part of the standard class-introductions. I also thought it was interesting that one of these students felt forced to share about their experiences in their gender studies class. I can imagine that the professor thought they were being inclusive, but it’s important not to pressure students to share, especially on very personal topics.

  • Deniz Ortactepe
    10 months ago

    This is a very good video Jeanne. I see how it might not be very useful for language teaching purposes [though it might still] but for instance in Turkey students training to be teachers still take language classes, so perfect for those contexts! I think this can be used as part of international faculty training because for instance I take trainings every year because of my supervisor position at MIIS – for GWC – on harassment but those trainings never focus on LGBTQ issues.

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