- — Lesbians Who Tech (@lesbiantech)Sun, Mar 13 2016 15:21:06
- — Coraline Ada Ehmke (@CoralineAda)Fri, Feb 19 2016 05:41:07I feel like offering single-occupancy bathrooms as an answer to trans bathroom access sidesteps the issue: trans women&men are women&men.
- Inclusive restrooms are one more aspect of accessibility. Inclusive restrooms are a visible signal that a conference prioritizes safety and privacy for every person, every gender. Inclusive restrooms also highlight that a conference recognizes parents' needs; for instance, that not only moms change diapers, and that escorting a youngster into most restrooms can be challenging when child and adult do not appear to be the same gender. Attendees are excited to see conferences thinking and caring about how to make sure all are welcome and respected.
- — Forrest L Norvell (@othiym23)Fri, Oct 02 2015 20:34:42as someone with more than a few trans and genderqueer friends, the #osfeels gender-neutral bathroom policy is something I really appreciate.
- — vanessa newman (@thepoetpreneur)Fri, Oct 02 2015 18:32:52lowkey the most affirming part of the #LWTSUMMIT is walking into the bathroom and seeing other masculine women and feeling in a safe space
- — Nicole Sanchez (@nmsanchez)Thu, Oct 01 2015 17:43:38Hello #githubuniverse attendees! Looking for the gender neutral restrooms? Walk toward the back of the venue + follow the --> to the right.
Restroom Inclusivity at Tech Conferences
Gender is not a binary. Gendered restrooms present a stressful dilemma for many people who are transgender, genderqueer, or gender-nonconforming. Choosing between "men's" and "women's" restrooms can rife with personal and professional risk. In some places, there's very real risk of being arrested. Single-stall restrooms, unisex restrooms, family restrooms, all-genders restrooms, or gender-neutral restrooms are gender inclusivity strategy that recognizes that people of every gender have equal need to pee in peace.
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