In 2016, the topic of gender and bathrooms held America’s attention. The governor of North Carolina signed a bill into law that prohibits transgender people from using the bathroom of the gender they identify with. There was protest and push-back from across the U.S. and across the world for the antiquated views on transgender people that culminated in a law that left transgender people feeling so alienated and uncomfortable. This sign, posted by housing and dining, is a response to that North Carolina law.
Instead of separating bathrooms and leaving transgender individuals or people anywhere on the gender spectrum to make a choice about their identity every time they need to use it, Housing and Dining has made a single gender inclusive bathroom. It urges people to be open to the idea because the two gender bathroom system has been so ingrained in American society that the change may be a mental hurdle to overcome for some.