All-gender / gender neutral facilities don’t just benefit trans people. They are critical to the safety of trans folks, AND there are plenty of other people who benefit: Parents/guardians with children or elders where there’s a mix of genders benefit. Disabled people who have care attendants with them where there’s a mix of genders benefit. Non-transgender people who do not present/appear as traditionally-gendered (who are often harassed/assaulted in restrooms) also benefit.
Article from The Bustle: 5 Reasons all Bathrooms Should be Gender Neutral
Article from Daily Beast with audio transcript: Why all Public Bathrooms should be Gender Neutral
“Multiple independent studies have shown that there’s never been a reported case of a transgender person attacking someone else in a public facility. The opposite is true: Disproportionate numbers of trans people have been the victim of violence or harassment in public restrooms.”
For LGBTQ2SIAA+ Artists and Events in Venues
Sean Dorsey is a nationally-acclaimed trans choreographer based in Yelamu / San Francisco. He has compiled these resources from his company’s gender-inclusion work.
In part because of the violences LGBTQ2S+ face, many are also disabled or differently-abled. So gender inclusivity can be equally as impactful for your community as disability justice (see this resource page).