While state and local laws mandate single-use restrooms be labeled as all-gender, many businesses are still not aware and have not updated their restroom signs. Access to public restrooms is important for everyone and should be as hassle free and safe as possible. Unfortunately, for many transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming people, finding a safe place to relieve themselves can be difficult. Avoiding restrooms can result in cases of urinary tract infections, kidney infections, or other kidney-related problems.
The simple action of changing a sign so that anyone can use a single stall restroom without waiting is beneficial to everyone and creates less stress for people of any gender. The Office of LGBTQ Affairs is proud to support local businesses in updating their signs by providing this FREE resource.
Restroom Refuge – Refuge Restrooms is a web application that seeks to provide safe restroom access for transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming individuals. Users can search for restrooms by proximity to a search location, add new restroom listings, as well as comment and rate existing listings.
Business Pledge – Open to All Campaign: A new national campaign for businesses to pledge against discrimination.