Morehouse College will now admit transgender men.

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Morehouse College Will Now Admit Transgender Men

April 15, 2019

By Cameron Jenkins

Transgender men will now be able to recieve admittance to Morehouse College.

The new gender identity policy was approved by the college's Board of Trustees and will allow individuals who self-identify as men to attend the college “ regardless of the sex assigned to them at birth", according to a recent announcement.

“The ratification of this policy affirms the College’s commitment to develop men with disciplined minds who will lead lives of leadership and service.” Terrance Dixon, Vice President for Enrollment Management at Morehouse, said in a statement.

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Additional policy details stipulate that once admitted to Morehouse, "students are expected to identify as men throughout their time of enrollment" and that any student that "transitions from man to woman during their time at Morehouse" will no longer be eligible for enrollment.

While the move may seem like a step towards a new progressive attitude for the historically black all male college, some students have expressed that the policy alienates others within the LGBTQ community.

"In 2009, the institution created a dress code that policed gender expression and gender identity. Fast forward to 2019, the college officially announces a trans policy that welcomes trans men at the expense of trans students who don’t identify as men. #MorehouseCannotEraseMe," @LGBTMOREHOUSEA1 tweeted.

"This rule effectively forces Morehouse students to choose between their future or their gender identity. This is not a trans friendly policy, it’s a Sophie’s choice. #MorehouseCannotEraseMe," @EverytingIsLov tweeted.

The new policy will go into effect during the Fall 2020 semester.

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