The Advocate recently posted about gender-neutral bathrooms being available at the University of Texas, Austin campus. While I have regularly seen bathrooms at the mall (just for example) that offer several female bathrooms and several male bathrooms, as well as (typically in my experience) one large room or stall for “families”, a gender neutral bathroom is new to me. Beyond being new, I personally find it to be a breath of fresh air. There are a multitude of reasons for why someone may prefer a gender neutral restroom. Beyond trans situations, I’m going to bust out with the privileged cis-gender experience and say that the bathrooms opposite the gender I’m presenting tend to be cleaner (and I’m often presenting as female).
Would you use gender neutral bathrooms?
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