The most terrifying areas of college—for anyone—is the random roomie experience. And for us gays, the whole ordeal may be a lot more embarrassing sauce if we’re assigned to reside with a close-minded, homophobic boy that is straight. It occurs a lot more than you might think.
While gender-neutral housing may be the brand new colleges that are frontier—some
currently have residence halls where both a male and female can occupy one room—most institutions adhere to the “same-sex dorm room” staple.
Simply Simply Take my pal John.* John stumbled on the University of Southern Carolina freshly from the cabinet and able to embrace their sex. He opted never to room with me personally (Nevertheless bitter about this, John!) and only the “classic” random university roomie experience. The effect? John had been positioned in an upperclassmen residence that is apartment-style with two (seemingly!) homophobic freshmen fraternity hopefuls.
We state apparently because We partially blame John for just what took place within the semester that is forthcoming. John immediately regressed as a shell associated with man I happened to be starting to get acquainted with. He destroyed his spark, stopped dealing with males and would only point out the subjects he actually liked (Britney, Britney and Britney) as he wasn’t around that which was allowed to be their house.
I did son’t understand their roommates perfectly, nonetheless they positively weren’t helping the problem either. The few times I hung away at John’s apartment, their roommates had been regularly dropping the f-( maybe perhaps not f**k) bomb, saying “that’s so homosexual,” and bro-ing out to their heart’s content while John sat afraid to allow their freak rainbow banner fly. Continue reading “Gay on Campus: The Directly Roommate. Names have already been changed to guard the privacy of my friends…and me personally.”