Gender Neutral Bathrooms are facilities that can be used by all gender identities and expressions. These bathrooms can benefit many different people including those assisting persons requiring an attendant, parents with differently gendered children, and transgender and gender nonconforming persons.
In particular, gender-neutral bathrooms are a way to provide a safer space for trans and gender nonconforming students, faculty, staff, and community members of CSN.
These restrooms are facilities that anyone can use regardless of gender. Gender neutral restrooms benefit a variety of people, including transgender and gender-diverse individuals, people who require the assistance of a caregiver of a different gender, and parents with children of a different gender.
Everybody has basic needs, including using a restroom. Trans and gender-diverse people often face barriers when trying to access restroom facilities. All-user restrooms help create safer, more accessible spaces for everyone.
Safety: Transgender and gender-diverse people experience harassment, humiliation, denial of access and physical violence in public restrooms.
Race: In a study by the Williams Institute that surveyed transgender and gender-diverse people in San Francisco, transgender people of color reported harassment and other problems at much higher rates than white respondents when using restrooms.
Health: The same study found that 54% of respondents in Washington D.C. reported health problems from having to avoid using public restrooms, including dehydration, urinary tract infections, kidney infections and other kidney-related problems.
Benefits to everyone: Creating more all-user restrooms makes life easier for people with disabilities who require the help of an attendant and helps parents with children of a different gender.