NIU Opens LGBT Dorm Floor

(DeKalb, IL) — Northern Illinois University will join 159 colleges and universities across the country this fall when they open a dorm floor for LGBT students. Six other Illinois campuses already offer gender-inclusive housing and NIU’s effort is part of the school’s outreach to the LGBT community through its Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. In addition to helping those students, the center also aids professors and other staff members about the names and pronouns being used by LGBT students.