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LGBTQ+ x HBCU: Morehouse College Will Start Admitting Trans Students In 2020

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Morehouse College - an all-male historically black college - will start accepting trans applicants next year. Deets on their next level policy inside...

An HBCU just showed mad love to the LGBTQ+ community.

Morehouse College - an all-male HBCU school in Atlanta - will begin accepting applications from trans students who identify as men starting in 2020.

According to a news release, the new policy has been dubbed as the Gender Identity Admissions and Matriculation Policy, and it will allow trans students to enroll in the private college by fall 2020. However, the school’s gender identity policy will continue to not admit anyone who identifies as a woman from enrollment.



"Once admitted, students are expected to continue to self-identify as men throughout their matriculation," the news release reads.

"In a rapidly changing world that includes a better understanding of gender identity, we're proud to expand our admissions policy to consider trans men who want to be part of an institution that has produced some of the greatest leaders in social justice, politics, business, and the arts for more than 150 years," said Terrance Dixon, Morehouse vice president for enrollment management. "The ratification of this policy affirms the College's commitment to develop men with disciplined minds who will lead lives of leadership and service."

The policy also states that students who are admitted into Morehouse "are expected to self-identify as men throughout their education at Morehouse," the release states. If a student decides to transition from a man to a woman, that student would no longer be eligible to enroll at the all-male school.

Looks like the school is following in the footsteps of its sister school, Spelman College (an all-women HBCU school in Atlanta).  Spelman adopted a similar policy in 2017.

Morehouse isn't the first all-male institution to adopt a policy like this. In 2016, St. John’s University, an all-male school in Collegeville, Minn., also put a policy in place for students who identify as male to be allowed to attend the school.

There are mixed emotions about the new policy. Below are a few tweets:













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Photos: Morehouse's IG

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