We've had a lot of articles on TBP talking about the negative side of the toilet wars. In fact, toilet issues are one of the most commonly cited concerns about anti-discrimination laws that include gender identity. With that being said, it's nice to hear some good news on the toilet front. I stumbled across this article yesterday on my favorite gossip site, Poponthepopcom:
At the University of Manchester, students now have more options.
The female's bathrooms will have toilets, while the men's bathroom will have toilets with urinals. The student union decided to change the bathroom signs following a number of complaints from transgender students. Out of 35,000 students, there's no word on how many complained.
University rep Jennie Killip said, "If you were born female, still presently quite feminine, but defined as a man you should be able to go into the men's toilets. Transgender people can face violence and abuse when they go into toilets and we wanted to provide a place where they can feel comfortable."
Why is it that other countries are so far ahead of the United States on this issue?