Trans Bathroom Access
Bathrooms should be a safe and comfortable place for all. Don’t harass or attacks trans or gender nonconforming people for accessing a basic need. For more on this issue, check out episode 17 of the Sex Law Podcast (also on iTunes here). And take a look at this SexEdPlus post about gender identity!
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This is Dan. He’s a cisgender man and he’s going to the bathroom. He’s going to the men’s bathroom because he’s a man and he has to use the bathroom.
This is William. He’s a transgender man. He’s also going to the men’s bathroom because he’s also a man and he also needs to the use the bathroom.
This is Becka. She’s a cis woman. She’s going to the bathroom to get away from an awkward date and text her friend. It’s a safe place to plan her exit.
This is Emily. She’s a transgender woman. She’s just going to the womens bathroom to fix her makeup. Bathrooms should be a safe place for everyone.
This is Tom. He’s a trans boy. He’s going to the boys bathroom, and that doesn’t give anyone an excuse for asking invasive questions about his genitals.
This is Margaret. She’s a trans girl. She’s going to the girls bathroom, and there’s no reason to assume she’s there trying to invade other people’s privacy.
This is Peter. He’s an androgynous boy. He’s going to the boys bathroom, and he shouldn’t have to prove his sex, his gender, or his right to be there.
This is JB. They’re a nonbinary kid. They’re in the women’s bathroom because they feel comfortable there. Don’t interrogate them about their gender.
This is Chris. Ze’s a bigender person. Ze’s going to the men’s bathroom because ze’s in a hurry today and it’s quicker to use the urinal. Don’t attack zem.
This is Alyx. She’s a genderqueer girl. She’s going to the gender-neutral bathroom because that’s the best fit when the option is there. Don’t harass her.