Restrooms For Everyone

May 30, 2016 | On Campus, Spring 2016

Signs of beskirted and trousered figures were removed from 133 restroom doors across the Davis campus earlier this year to convert gendered or unisex restrooms to gender-inclusive restrooms. “I like being on a campus where anyone can use a restroom regardless of sex or gender,” said Elizabeth Coté, director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center. In addition to being a safe place for people who identify as transgender, genderqueer and gender nonconforming, the restrooms serve parents and caregivers who must accompany opposite-gendered children and others. The conversion applies to the campus’ single-stall restrooms.