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Hobart College (of Hobart and William Smith Colleges): Allow Transgender students to be on their correct school's email list.

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My name is Drift Feeman, and I am a university student. I am 19 years old and male—I also happen to be a Female-to-Male Transgender student attending one of the only remaining Coordinate Colleges in the United States—Hobart and William Smith university. Hobart is mens, William Smith is womens. I have been out and publically transitioned for the past five years of my life; however, there are parts of my school that refuse to alow me to participate in student life as the gender that I am.

Put that aside. Those are legal issues that are complex to fix.

Currently, as a FtM student, I am not allowed to be on the email list of Hobart College, despite being a Hobart student. This is a decision that was made by the Hobart school board and student leaders, and it's a decision that is negatively impacting my ability to take part in school activities.

I do not recieve emails for events for my school, for student life portions of my school (like student government). I am kept out of this email for a simple reason: As a non-physical male, I cannot be advertised to by some of the male-only organisations, like the male sports teams and the male acapelle group.

I don't really see this as an issue, but is apparently is one. And it continues to negatively impact my life.

I want to get enough signatures to force the Hobart College board and student government that what they are doing is not only wrong, it is also detrimental to the student life of the students sidelined by their intolerant policies. As a Transgender student, I am already set back significantly by my school's coordinate system and legal issues, it doesn't make sense for me to be left out even more by unbending, outdated policies. Help me make Hobart College accept that not all of their students are possessing the same body parts that they expect them to be.



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