Smith College Will Now Admit Transgender Women


Here’s some inspiring news to start your week off right: Smith College will begin accepting transgender applicants effective this fall.

Reports AP Online:

The new policy, which takes effect for those applying this fall, followed a year of study. The women’s college had previously asked undergraduates to have consistently identified as female since birth.
Smith President Kathleen McCartney and board Chair Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard said in announcing the change on Saturday since Smith’s founding, “concepts of female identity have evolved.”
Smith will not admit students who were born female but identify as male.

GLAAD, as well as Smith alumnae, are credited with helping to facilitate the policy change. Either way: I have a feeling that Smith class of 2019 is destined to do great things.

Image courtesy GLAAD

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