Posts Tagged ‘Devin Alston-Smith’

GW Adds Transgender Protection to Non-Discrimination Policy

On Friday, the Faculty Senate of the George Washington University moved to include "gender identity and expression" to its non-discrimination policy, the Hatchet reports. G.W.'s added protection puts its policy in line with the D.C. Human Rights Act, which added those protections in 2006. The official recognition as a protected group, at the very least, [...]

Last Week’s Most Popular Blog Posts: Transgender Sorority Edition

1. Menace to Sorority, wherein a George Washington University sorority accepts a transgender male, forces him out, claims they thought he was just a lesbian.

2. Why Does D.C.'s First Lesbian Bar Have a Problem With Marines? Find the answer in the comments.
3. Sexist Beatdown: Rihanna V. Chris Brown Edition, wherein we discuss whether celeb-obsessed Perez [...]

Sexist Comment(s) Of The Week

My story this week, "Menace to Sorority," about a transgender man's sorority trouble, touched about a hundred nerves. You can read all the comments on the story here. Below, choice perspectives from Greek life, GLBT theory, and innocent bystanders:
bigblugemini, 2009/02/20 at 1:34 AM
I am gay male and a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. [...]

Menace to Sorority

Alston-Smith's sorority sisters had a pronoun problem.
From the time that Devin Alston-Smith became involved in George Washington University's Zeta Phi Beta sorority, he made it clear that he was not your typical sorority sister. In spring 2008, Alston-Smith began what Zetas refer to as the "intake process." He knew his sisters would have a lot [...]