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Vancouver One Step Closer To Universal Washroom Signs

Vancouver will be moving forward with universal washroom signs for single stall washrooms and booths in public change rooms. In other words, specific locations won’t have a men’s room, or women’s room, but just a washroom.

Why? Vancouver Park staff believes that it will make community centres and park board facilities more comprehensive for transgender users. Having separate ladies and mens washrooms is a pain for a percentage of Vancouver’s population, as many who consider themselves to be transgender and part of gender-variant communities face challenges when simply trying to use a washroom in public.

The idea of transgender washrooms are also great for caregivers who are assisting individuals of the opposite sex to go to the washroom. The unisex washroom concept has already been tested at various pools in the city for experimental purposes and has shown its potential success.

The park board is expected to vote in the new universal washroom signs on April 28th.


Image via MyDoorSign

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