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These Crowdsourced Maps Guide Trans People To ‘Safe’ Bathrooms – Vocativ

“The bathroom debate” is real. These maps give trans people a way to identify ‘Safe’ bathrooms in their locality. This project originally started in North Carolina and has quickly expanded. Trans friendly businesses are allowed to add their business to the map, letting trans folks know they can be safe with them. Trans rights are a hot topic with this new administration, and people re looking for a way of allowing their trans friends safety.

Key Takeaways:

  • A crowdsourced map called the Safe Bathroom Club, shows restrooms where business owners support the rights of transgender and gender non-conforming people to use the restrooms safely.
  • AlthoughFor young transgender students, the need for bathroom access extends issues of safety into education access as well. there are no reputable recorded instances of transgender women assaulting or harassing non-trans women and/or children in the restrooms, the myth that this is a danger persists.
  • For transgender students the need for bathroom access extends issues of safety into education access as trying to reach the designated bathroom might take away from classroom time.

“Despite the fact that there are no reputable recorded instances of transgender women assaulting or harassing non-trans women and/or children in the restrooms, the myth that this is a danger persists.”

http://www.vocativ.com/405206/crowdsource-safe-transgender-bathrooms/