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Gay Students in Iowa Push for Own Dorm Floor

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IOWA CITY, Iowa  – Gay and lesbian students at the University of Iowa are seeking their own floor in a residence hall on the Iowa City campus.

The Gazette in Cedar Rapids says Quentin Hall of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Allied Union is working the university to open the floor for the 2012 school year.

Hill, a freshman from Eagle Grove, says the group asked University Housing and Dining to offer the option on housing applications ahead of the current year, but only 10 students signed up.  Hill says it needs to be better advertised.

Iowa has more than a dozen dormitory floors designated as “communities” that focus on specific areas of study.  University spokeswoman Kate Fitzgerald says a GLBT floor would be classified as such as community.

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