People have stereotypes about MIT students. Some of those preconceptions and legends about MIT culture are why people like me come to MIT, and the East Side is where they are *true*.
Don’t homogenize the student population. There is no doubt in my mind that this is also an LGBT issue. Transgender visibility and support is way greater on the East Side. Taking that away will put people at risk.
Keep it weird, keep it queer, let us quirky geniuses find our tribe.