22 J. Gender Race & Just. 79 (2019)
Redefining the Morehouse Man: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity at Morehouse College in the Wake of Spelman's Decision to Accept Transwomen

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    Redefining the Morehouse Man: Sexual

 Orientation and Gender Identity at Morehouse

 College in the Wake of Spelman's Decision to

                   Accept Transwomen

                          Jill C. Morrison

Many  women's colleges have opened their doors to non cis-women. These
colleges recognize that there is a place for people with a range of gender-identities
on their campuses, and that their missions are advanced by the inclusion of such
students. In September 2017, Spelman College, a historically Black women's
college, made explicit in its admissions policy that transwomen can apply.
Morehouse, the brother institution to Spelman, is currently considering a policy.
This Article posits that although Title IX allows for single-sex colleges to
discriminate on the basis of sex, this exemption should be read narrowly to require
Morehouse to accept transmen. It also reviews Morehouse's record of being
hostile to those who identify as gay and/or gender non-conforming, and its legal
obligations to these students.

1.  INTRODUCTION     .....................................................80
II. THE RATIONALE FOR SINGLE-SEX EDUCATION AND SUPPORT FOR THE
INCLUSION OF TRANS STUDENTS     ................................. .........82
    A.  Serving Trans Students and Advancing the Institutional Mission........82
    B.  From the Institutions' Perspective..........................83
    C.  From the Students' Perspective             .....................85
Ill. ACCEPTING TRANSWOMEN  AT SPELMAN      ...............................87
    A.  Breaking the Cycle of Limited Life Choicesfor Black Transwomen ....87
    B.  Spelman's Decision to Accept Transwomen ............. ......88
IV. SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER  IDENTITY AT MOREHOUSE .................90
    A.  The Morehouse Brand and Heteronormativity .................90
    B.  Anti-Gay Violence and Morehouse's Response....................91
    C.  Policies Protecting Students from Discrimination and Harassment ....94
    D.  The Dress Code................................95
    E.  Signs of Progress                                ..............96
V.  WHO  CAN BE A MOREHOUSE MAN?  ...................97
    A.  Transmen as Morehouse Men............................99
    B.  Treatment of Gender Non-Conforming Students .....................103
    C.  Protection of Gay Students .................................104
VI. CONCLUSION                      ......................................................105

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