What New York City’s New Transgender Bathroom Policy Means for the Rest of Us

Mar 8, 2016 at 5:06 pm |

“The executive order will make loud and clear that New York City is a city for us all: cisgender, transgender, non-binary.” – Carmelyn Malalis, commissioner of the city Commission on Human Rights

The biggest news in New York City this week is focused on a topic that we don’t typically discuss in polite company: the bathroom.

Namely, the discussion is about who can use what bathroom and where, and the latest push from the mayor’s office is opting towards a much more inclusive plan than many of us are probably used to.

Naturally, with such a move away from the familiar structure of culture de toilette, there has been some major pushback, but is it really warranted?

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Where do you stand (or sit) on this issue?

“Access to bathrooms and other single-sex facilities is a fundamental human right that should not be restricted or denied to any individual. Every New Yorker should feel safe in our city.”