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.