Commonplace Book Entry 4

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This sign states that the restroom contains two stalls, and is gender neutral, meaning anyone of any gender may use this restroom at any time. These bathrooms are put in place for several reasons. For example, transgender people may experience emotional and physical harassment, deep discomfort, risk of arrest for being in the “wrong” bathroom. Gender neutral bathrooms welcome any gender identities and encourage gender expression. Being that AU is a very accepting and liberal campus, we have many gender neutral bathrooms on campus. AU councils have made the decision to put this sign up on this bathroom. They are focused on having all students thrive in a nondiscriminatory environment.