“I don’t understand why gender neutral housing isn’t a thing yet.”
Another story that defies parody, this time at Hofstra University. College students who believe in this stuff don’t seem to know how it’s perceived by people in the real world.
Campus Reform reports:
Hofstra students hold safe space to discuss new safe spaces
Students and faculty gathered together in a safe space at Hofstra University recently to deliberate over their shared desire for gender neutral room assignments and dorms.
“Gender neutral housing is something that we’ve really needed as a community and especially as an LGBTQUIA community,” declared student Adam Gustafson, a fellow at the school’s Center for Civic Engagement who spearheaded the event.
According to The Hofstra Chronicle, LGBT students who request housing exceptions are currently dealt with on a case-by-case basis, but many students do not express their preferences to the university, leaving them with the options of living in “gendered” housing or going into single-bedroom housing that is more expensive.
“I have a decent number of friends on campus who are either trans or gender non-conforming, and I just hear about how hard it is all the time,” student Shenoa Erny remarked during the roundtable.
“Having to pay for singles or rooming with people who are the gender that they don’t identify as—it’s hard,” she added, saying, “I don’t understand why gender neutral housing isn’t a thing yet. I’m glad that we’re moving towards it, but I just feel like it’s something that shouldn’t be as hard to push through as it is.”
Along with their gender neutral dorms, the participants also discussed the idea of a gender-inclusive Living Learning Community.
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