US gay students for opposite-sex room-mates

Apparently some GLBT students in the US prefer sharing their college dormitories with students of the opposite, rather than their own, sex, and in 50 universities they already can (under the name “gender-neutral housing”).
PinkNews: Gay US students want mixed-sex dorm rooms
I can imagine two good reasons for such a wish: fear or homophobic bullying and fear of being unable to cope with one’s own desire. All the same, what I absolutely can’t imagine is myself “feeling more comfortable living with someone of the opposite gender”.

 

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