Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Signal Change for Colleges

The Portland Tribune
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June 7, 2012

Colleges are often the place movements for social change start. Now, the transformation is coming to bathrooms.

Portland State University said in late May that it would convert one multi-stall women’s restroom on campus to a gender-neutral designation.

The move was designed to support transgender students.

Though there already are gender-neutral single-stall restrooms on campus, this restroom, on the fourth floor of Smith Memorial Student Union next to the Queer Resource Center, can be used simultaneously by people of different genders.