Tag: gender identity

New bathroom finder app locates transgender-friendly facilities

New bathroom finder app locates transgender-friendly facilities

| March 16, 2017

A recently-released online directory will inform transgender people of transgender-friendly bathrooms, reports The Advocate. Known as Refuge Restrooms, the bathroom finder was created by Teagan Widmer, and it draws on an open-source database of more than 4,000 restrooms known to be safe for transgender people. Widmer explained to The Advocate, it’s simply “a web application […]

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What’s stopping the spread of gender-neutral restrooms?

What’s stopping the spread of gender-neutral restrooms?

| March 15, 2017

While states implement laws to incorporate gender-neutrality in terms of employment and extend support to the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex and Asexual) community, there are some inequality issues in the public domain that still need to be addressed — for instance, the restroom choice. Conservatives think making restrooms gender-neutral allows sexual predators free access to women’s […]

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Austin passes gender-neutral bathroom ordinance

Austin passes gender-neutral bathroom ordinance

| March 15, 2017

Using public restrooms will no longer bring anxiety to the transgender community in Austin. The city has approved a resolution which requires all single stall public bathrooms to be gender-neutral. The city has become the first in Texas to enact an ordinance that is aimed to address public restroom issues plaguing the transgender community, people with disabilities, and parents […]

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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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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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Florida legislation would criminalize trans people’s public bathroom use

Florida legislation would criminalize trans people’s public bathroom use

| March 1, 2017

If passed, a new bill in Florida (HB 583) would prohibit trans people from using public bathrooms assigned to genders that don’t match the sex they were born with — and the consequences are steep. As Slate reports, “any trans person who enters a ‘single-sex public facility’ that doesn’t match their ‘biological sex’ is guilty of […]

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Check out MyDoorSign’s new All-Gender signs

Check out MyDoorSign’s new All-Gender signs

| July 29, 2014

We’ve written extensively on the growing acceptance of all-gender bathrooms, and as awareness has grown, so has the importance of all-gender restroom signs. You may have noticed that we redesigned our all-gender signs (thanks, GLAAD!). We replaced the cisgender-based icon, which social justice activist Sam Killermann criticized, with the simpler imagery he proposed: a toilet. […]

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Facebook introduces 50 new gender identity options

Facebook introduces 50 new gender identity options

| February 14, 2014

Gender is highly structured within our society. People must decide early on if they fit into the male or female box. But, like most things in life, choosing gender is not always as black and white as society would like. On February 13, Facebook decided to shake up the notion of gender as a binary […]

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