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Gender-blind

Gender-blind refers to the option of either a third choice or no use of gender data in typically binary gender-based services or facilities. An example of this would be a college offering a gender-blind dormitory in addition to their pre-existing all-male and all-female dorms. In the gender-blind dorm, roommates could be assigned without regard to any personís gender. This allows transgender persons and persons who do not accept gender labels to live in more comfortable settings than may otherwise be impossible in single-sex housing. The first gender-blind dorm in the United States is on the campus of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

Related words include third gender and heteronormativity.



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