USF has new dorm options for transgender students

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The University of South Florida is offering transgender students the opportunity to live alone or with a friend of a different gender in campus housing.
Beginning Thursday, students can identify themselves as male, female or transitioning on their housing applications. Anyone who checks transitioning can live alone, with a friend or with a randomly assigned roommate. A student's choice of transitioning won't be disclosed to any randomly selected roommate without permission.
Then, in the spring, the Tampa school will begin a pilot program with several "gender-neutral" dorm rooms for any student who wants to live with another student of a different gender. Rooming with romantic partners will be discouraged.
The changes were made after a transgender student complained about being harassed by other students in a residence hall.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 9, 2011 at 09:02 PM
    Well I can tell you from experiance that when you are a teenager and you have a female body and a male mind it is confusing as h*LL. When you fall madly in love with { crush } on a female freind and you beat some boys *ss over her and get expelled. You can't explain it at all. So you are left with a psycritrist to talk to and he is a christian. And he tells you that you are just a little confused is all. I wouldn't wish this on NO body.How am I now. ? Well you can't be something you're not. So you start acting like a girl and get married have 4 wonderful children. I'm a grandma now.Has life been hard ? Oh, yeah.
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