University of California offers six choices for ‘gender identity’

gay_prom_dressThe University of California admissions department believes students can be whatever they want to be. At least when it comes to their gender.

Admission applications used by the UC system are giving potential students a host of choices for gender-related questions – including six varieties to describe “gender identity.” The questions, which will go into circulation this fall, are voluntarily answered and responses don’t impact the admissions process, a UC spokesperson told The College Fix.

Applicants can choose male, female, trans male/trans man, trans female/trans woman, gender queer/gender non-conforming and “different identity” to describe their “gender identity.”

By contrast, some of the other questions seem downright limiting in potential answers. For instance, “what sex were you assigned at birth” has only two choices: male or female. A question about sexual orientation features three possible responses: “heterosexual or straight,” “gay or lesbian” or fill-in-the-blank.

The gender and sex questions are just one change slated for the UC system. Gender-neutral restrooms and changing rooms are being installed and “the university is initiating a two-year project designed to coordinate and promote interdisciplinary study of genders and sexualities,” according to a UC press release.

The alterations being made to admissions forms and University facilities in order to accommodate “gender identity” began when UC President Janet Napolitano formed a council to advise her on LGBT issues in 2014. Napolitano previously served as Homeland Security Advisor under President Barack Obama.

“UC is working hard to ensure our campuses model inclusiveness and understanding,” Napolitano said, according to UCR Today, a University of California, Riverside publication. “I’m proud of the work we’ve done so far, but it doesn’t stop there – we must continue to look at where we can improve so everyone at UC feels respected and supported.”

One comment

  • Why do we still need to answer questions about gender identity?
    Isn’t the point that it doesn’t matter?
    I think the ‘male’ and ‘females’ should start protesting those types of questions for fear that the answer will be used to discriminate against them.
    Did you answer male or female? Right to the bottom of the totem pole for you.
    It’s a world gone mad. Females now have to share a bathroom with males…males that want to be females, males that dress like females, males that have become females and males that just want to be in the women’s room. Vice Versa. Safe world we are creating for our children.
    While we are at it, they should have a check box for pedophile. Isn’t that a sexual orientation? Or identity. Since everything is ok. Why not?

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