Gender-nonspecific housing offers a solution to folks like me. Not just trans kids or gay kids, but to all students who want to spend more energy focusing on their studies than navigating a specifically gendered living situation. Recently the UNC Board of Trustees approved a gender-nonspecific housing pilot program the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This would involve setting aside 32 on campus housing units as gender-nonspecific. According to Terri Phoenix, the Director of the LGBTQ Center at UNC-CH, these unit represent about one-third of one percent of the total on campus housing.
Vivian Taylor notes the voluntary gender-neutral housing is good for trans students, and the attempts of the North Carolina legislature to take that away.