Creating Bathroom Access & a Gender Inclusive Society



+Research by the Haas Institute LGBTQ Citizenship faculty stresses the need for policymakers to develop clear protocols, concrete policies, and workable timelines to ensure that all constituents have access to public bathroom facilities free of harassment or intimidation. 

+A more pluralistic and intersectional approach to bathroom access understands that gender inclusive facilities also benefits parents, disabled populations, the elderly, and anyone else who might require assistance from a caretaker.

+A pluralistic approach recognizes the value of women-only facilities, and both single-user and multi-user gender neutral facilities. It also affirms the right of individuals to use the restroom that best corresponds to their gender-identity

+Scholars recognize the importance of genderinclusivity in intake forms and data collection protocols and advocates increased education and training regarding best data collection practices regarding gender and sexuality.