Brighton Council to open ‘gender neutral’ public toilets (UK)
Mail Online 18 Feb 2013
A council is planning to replace traditional male and female lavatories with ‘gender neutral’ toilets in an attempt to facilitate the transgender community.
The facilities will avoid using the words ‘men’ and ‘ladies’, instead using symbols that indicate they can be used by people of any sex.
But the plans to change signage on the toilets, which will be used by both adults and children, have attracted criticism and been described as ‘political correctness’.
Brighton and Hove city council chiefs said that they wished to ‘promote the term gender neutral’ in emails discussing the proposed block on Rottingdean seafront, East Sussex. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2280331/Brighton-Council-open-gender-neutral-public-toilets-phases-male-female-lavatories.html