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University of Iowa adds LGBT housing floor

Next year student housing at the University of Iowa will add a floor for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.

September 13, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Next year student housing at the University of Iowa will add a floor for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.

Students say an LGBT-focused housing floor will attract more students and make current ones feel comfortable living on campus.

The LGBT residence hall floor is being called a living learning community.

University of Iowa freshman Quentin Hill says how he chooses to live should be a non-issue.

"The main point of the living learning community floor for the LGBT students is to create a safe atmosphere for the students," Hill said. "Let them share their stories on coming out and other day-to-day things that we experience as LGBT students."

School officials are open to the idea and say they plan to put it on the application for next fall.