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Majority of U.S. airports lack adequate breastfeeding facilities

Majority of U.S. airports lack adequate breastfeeding facilities

| March 12, 2017

Travel can be stressful as it is, but imagine trying to find your gate with a wailing newborn and no lactation room in sight? Forget about flight delays! New moms have to cope with a number of hurdles while traveling. Breastfeeding-friendly airports offer significant benefits to breastfeeding mothers on the go; unfortunately, a recent study […]

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Check out MyDoorSign’s all-gender restroom signs on Mashable!

Check out MyDoorSign’s all-gender restroom signs on Mashable!

| March 11, 2017

We’re very proud to announce that our all-gender restroom signs — and our efforts to donate them to schools and LGBTI organizations — have been featured on Mashable. As more cities recognize the need to create safe spaces for everyone, we’re more than happy to do our part by making available the best possible signage. Check out the […]

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California lets transgender students use the restroom of their gender identity

California lets transgender students use the restroom of their gender identity

| March 10, 2017

Last week, California became the first state to require public schools to allow transgender K-12 students access to the restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identities. Democratic Governor Jerry Brown signed bill Assembly Bill 1266 into law on August 12th. In addition to allowing transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms of […]

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Louisville, KY school votes to protect transgender rights

Louisville, KY school votes to protect transgender rights

| March 9, 2017

In a first-of-its-kind decision made in just 21 minutes, J.M. Atherton High School in Louisville, Kentucky put an end to an ongoing debate concerning the plight of transgender students. The school council took a stand by voting in favor of allowing transgender students to use the locker room and restroom of their gender identity. “We […]

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Maine court decision on school restroom is a win for transgender rights

Maine court decision on school restroom is a win for transgender rights

| March 8, 2017

Maine Supreme Court’s decision guaranteeing a transgender student the right to use the school bathroom of the gender she identifies with has elicited a positive response from the LGBT community and supporters. In a first-of-its-kind ruling, the Court also stated that it was unlawful for school administrators to force the student to use the staff bathroom. […]

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Transgender man removed from public pool locker room, sues

Transgender man removed from public pool locker room, sues

| March 7, 2017

A transgender man is suing New York City after he was asked to leave the men’s locker room of a public pool last July, reports Gothamist. Bryan Ellicot, a 24-year-old who is undergoing hormone therapy and who has identified as a man for the last two years, used a public pool locker room in Staten […]

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Rethinking the modern restroom: How design can alleviate discrimination

Rethinking the modern restroom: How design can alleviate discrimination

| March 6, 2017

Despite the social issues surrounding those two simple doors, gender-specific bathrooms are actually a design and architecture issue at heart, according to a recent FastCompany article. “With the occasional exception of how many urinals it features,” reports the site, “a bathroom is a bathroom, whether the little figure on the door wears a dress or […]

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Keep that antibacterial soap away, new Minnesota law states

Keep that antibacterial soap away, new Minnesota law states

| March 5, 2017

While the EPA and the FDA hang in limbo about the possible risks involved with antibacterial products containing triclosan, Minnesota took the decisive step and banned them, becoming the first state to do so. However, the ban will take effect only from January 1, 2017. The law states, “In order to prevent the spread of […]

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New signage cuts down on bathroom wait times

New signage cuts down on bathroom wait times

| March 4, 2017

Everyone’s been there: the interminable bathroom line that snakes around concert venues, sport arenas, and other large gathering spaces. Tooshlights, a California-based startup, is hoping to cut down bathroom wait lines at public spots such as these by up to 50 percent, with a new LED sign system, reports Forbes. The idea is simple. The […]

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Tap into your phone to find the nearest restroom

Tap into your phone to find the nearest restroom

| March 3, 2017

When nature calls, there is no stalling, and Stefan George understands it better than anyone else. His phone-friendly website WeeWeeFree.com tells you where you can find the nearest available restroom without being dismissed by annoying business owners. George’s inspired wee venture is a tad different from other bathroom locators. Unlike other sites, WeeWeeFree does not rely […]

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