Gay on Campus: The Directly Roommate. Names have now been changed to safeguard the privacy of my friends…and me personally.

Gay on Campus: The Directly Roommate. Names have now been changed to safeguard the privacy of my friends…and me personally.

Probably one of the most terrifying elements of college—for anyone—is the roommate experience that is random. As well as for us gays, the complete ordeal could be a lot more awkward sauce if we’re assigned to call home by having a close-minded, homophobic boy that is straight. It takes place a lot more than you might think.

While gender-neutral housing may be the brand brand new frontier—some universities

currently have residence halls where both a male and female can room—most occupy one institutions adhere to the “same-sex dorm room” staple.

Simply Simply Simply Take my buddy John.* John stumbled on the University of Southern Carolina freshly out from the wardrobe and able to embrace their sex. He opted never to room with me personally (Nevertheless bitter about this, John!) and only the “classic” random college roomie experience. The end result? John ended up being positioned in an upperclassmen residence that is apartment-style with two (apparently!) homophobic freshmen fraternity hopefuls.

We state apparently because We partially blame John for just what occurred into the semester that is forthcoming. John instantly regressed as a shell associated with the man I became beginning to become familiar with. Continue reading “Gay on Campus: The Directly Roommate. Names have now been changed to safeguard the privacy of my friends…and me personally.”