Warren Blumenfeld has never performed his gender the way he is supposed to.
Or, at least, the way everyone told him he was supposed to growing up in the 1950s, pre-Stonewall Rebellion America.
His parents thought he was gay at age 2, and sent him to a psychologist at age 4 to change his "possible emerging sexual identity."
The lifelong bullying he has endured because of his sexuality brought Blumenfeld, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, to conduct a two-year research study about the safety status of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students on college campuses and the presence of a safe climate.
Complete article at Iowa State Daily : http://bit.ly/feB7jK