At Wellesley College, a Fight Over Whether to Admit Trans Men

March 15, 2023

The referendum, which is nonbinding, asks whether admission should be open to all nonbinary and transgender applicants, including trans men. She described Wellesley as “a women’s college that admits cis, trans and nonbinary students — all who consistently identify as women.”There was fierce pushback. But now, some students say “sisterhood”; others say “siblinghood.”Dr. Rosenwald, who just retired, says he supports the admission of trans men and nonbinary students. “I’ve been personally booed at public gatherings where I’ve referred to Wellesley as a women’s college, which it is,” Dr. Johnson said. It does not mean that Wellesley isn’t a women’s college and an inclusive community.