Finally Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 10:35
Submitted by Carlin Ross

A council in Brighton is planning to replace traditional male and female bathrooms with "gender neutral" toilets in an attempt to accommodate the transgender community.

There will be no "men" and "women" signs on the doors...they'll use this symbol to indicate they can be used by people of any sex. Personally, I'm sick of the dress triangle for women but at least we're making progress.

The best part is that both adults and children will be able to use the same bathrooms. If you're a mom, it's nice to be able to take your child into the bathroom instead of waiting outside and hoping they can take care of themselves when they're only two years old because they're a "boy".

How long do you think it will be before we have gender neutral bathrooms in the US?

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There's a grass-root movement

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 13:06

There's a grass-root movement in Sweden working to change bathroom signs so that they're gender neutral and less excluding than the standard ones. They've been going at it since November 2012 and they've already come up with some pretty good designs. The signs they're working on focus on the bathrooms themselves and what kind of service they provide, rather than who can use them. The final decision on the designs aren't made yet, but when it is you will be able to buy them and use wherever you want. Isn't that great and wonderfully DIY (or: DIT - Do It Together)? Anyone interested in learning more about this project and seeing pictures can go here: Run it through Google translate if you need a translation. :)