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Huffington Post
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April 12, 2013

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.