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TOPIC: Gender Neutral toilet in Denver

Gender Neutral toilet in Denver 05 Nov 2016 10:33 #10813

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This news is about a draft law put forward by the Denver city council to require all single-stall toilet, which means that a restroom that only permits one person at a time to put on gender-neutral signs. According to the advocate, the change will provide equal access to restrooms and parity in bathroom wait times for all users, as well as remove barriers for members of our community who are transgender, gender-nonconforming, or non-binary.

In my opinion, gender neutral toilets are becoming more and more common in the world nowadays given people's awareness about LGBT issues have been generally increased. However, there are still conservatives who protest against such measures as they think that this would be tantamount to promoting or imposing LGBT values. However, their argument contains fallacy given that it only provides the necessary facility to the people who consider themselves non-conformign to the socially constructed gender.
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Gender Neutral toilet in Denver 06 Nov 2016 17:06 #10823

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I think this is a FABULOUS idea! Interesting enough I was just in Denver and Boulder about a week ago for work and during my stay I happened to visit the University of Colorado Boulder. The major thing that I noticed is that there was not one gender neutral bathroom on campus. Now maybe it could have been hidden from plain sight, but I feel like at least on a most college campuses they offer that right now. As a member of the LGBT community I think it is extremely important to always advocate and support my brothers and sisters in the community, but even as a woman I believe that offering this opportunity is incredibly beneficial due to the fact that now we don't have to wait in line forever to use the bathroom that is assigned to our "normal gender" and get stared up and down if we decide to just go pee in a different bathroom because we really had to go! I'm all for it and I truly hope this becomes a new norm.
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