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LGBT-Only Housing Isn’t About Separation, It’s About Choice

Published: 23/05/2016

I’d describe my living situation at university as lucky. When I came out as gay to my straight housemates they were fiercely supportive; there were no negative reactions, no patronising comments or questionable jokes made in the name of “banter”. I didn’t have to hide any aspect of my personality, nor any of the guys I brought home. I never experienced homophobic abuse of any kind during my time there. And so I consider myself lucky – but not everyone can say the same.

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