- The Washington Times - Friday, January 18, 2019

Registering as “non-binary” is now a non-issue at Yale.

A November petition by the Ivy League university’s LGBT community has successfully changed the Student Information System. Students may now select “M” for male, “F” for female, or “N” for non-binary.

Last year’s petition by Trans Rights Coalition was sent directly to Yale President Peter Salovey, the education watchdog Campus Reform reported Friday.


SEE ALSO: Yale’s endangered species: Fewer freshmen identify as conservative than LGBTQ


Some students were not placated by the university’s decision.

“If Yale cared to support gnb/gnc students, they might consider materially divesting from the gender binary, rather than providing an additional category to an already essentialized construction,” Casey Odesser told Yale News on Thursday. “[Gender identity is] relational and situated, fluid and unstable.”



The New Haven, Connecticut, school’s move comes four months after its 2022 class found a higher percentage of students who identify as part of the LGBT community than those with a politically conservative worldview.

Roughly 14 percent of the class identifies as bisexual/pansexual/gay/lesbian compared with roughly 10 percent of students who possess a conservative ideology.

“Nearly three-fourths of respondents identify as ‘very liberal’ or ‘somewhat liberal,’” the university’s newspaper reported in September. “While just over 16 percent said they were centrist, and almost 9 percent somewhat ‘conservative,’ slightly less than 2 percent of respondents identified as ‘very conservative.’”

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