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I'm With Stupid: Give Me a Home Where a Mouse Couldn't Roam

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.05.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Here in Aspen, where the billionaires roam and the dowered and the affluent play, we take great pride in the prices of our homes. Why, just now I did ...

Sacramento Opens Public Bathrooms For Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.30.2016 | Good News

This is a vital pit stop. Sacramento, California, has launched “The Pit Stop” a six-month pilot program, which provides public restrooms for peop...

A Pastor's Plea: Don't Freak Out Over Potties

Ben Daniel | Posted 05.14.2017 | Religion
Ben Daniel

Just this morning two of my Facebook friends put up posts suggesting the world is going to end because President Obama has directed public schools to ...

An Open Letter to a North Carolina State Legislator

Whitney Tilson | Posted 04.02.2017 | Politics
Whitney Tilson

I sent this letter last Saturday to an old acquaintance, John Fraley, who's a Republican in the North Carolina state legislature (the Majority Freshma...

Relieving Yourself Shouldn't Be Political

Kat Blaque | Posted 03.31.2017 | Queer Voices
Kat Blaque

While cis people just naturally look at one of two of their options and walk into a bathroom without a second thought, for trans people, choosing a restroom is like deciding if you want to risk the chance of being harassed or physically assaulted.

What We Forget About Restrooms

Delia Melody | Posted 02.23.2017 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

For a very long time we've wanted to act like we're protecting women by gendering spaces, but all we're really doing is enabling the misogyny to continue everywhere outside of those spaces.

Visiting New York City: 5 Insider Tips

Natasha Malinsky | Posted 01.28.2017 | New York
Natasha Malinsky

New York City can be overwhelming on so many levels and when you're visiting from out of town you only have about a million questions that need to be answered.

Stealth Trans Houdini in the Men's Locker Room

Willy Wilkinson | Posted 12.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Willy Wilkinson

It became a daily thought, to claim my body as male and to feel the liberation of congruence. I wondered what it could be like to have a body that would go unnoticed among men in the locker room; I fantasized about one day going for a swim without concern for my emotional and physical safety.

Single Use Restrooms in All Public Venues Must Be Made Unisex Because Not Doing So Is Stupid

Matthew Dicks | Posted 10.20.2016 | Impact
Matthew Dicks

I would like to enact the following policy immediately: All public locations with single use restrooms will hereby remove their male and female signs immediately, thus making both restrooms unisex.

Take A Seat And Tour These Public Restrooms Around The World

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 08.28.2015 | Weird News

If someone tells you that toilets are the same all over the world, you tell that person they are full of crap. From rounded seats to tiny holes in the...

Peeing Is Not A Crime

Citylab | Jenny Che | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business

New York City officials are considering downgrading public urination to a mere violation instead of a misdemeanor offense, in an effort to roll back e...

New York Restroom Access - Just Think About It!

Rebecca Kaplan | Posted 06.12.2016 | New York
Rebecca Kaplan

The "gotta go" feeling can pop up anywhere and at anytime and if a public restroom is not available, business owners currently can refuse access to an employee-only restroom to people with these debilitating digestive diseases.

The Privilege of Being Pretty -- #PassingCanMean #PrettyPower -- The Transgender Struggle

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 05.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

Today I encourage you to look in the mirror and tell yourself "I am pretty, I am worthy, and I love Me!" and then go tell someone else, and even more I ask that the next time you encounter a transgender individual offer them a kind word about their appearance.

Surviving and Thriving Through Adversity: A Transgender Bathroom and HIV Love Story

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

I didn't die. Instead I thrived. I learned all I could; I saw the best doctors that community health, and occasional private insurance, could provide. And today, 27 years post infection with an AIDS diagnosis, I am undetectable with a healthy t-cell count.

The Problem With Restroom Libertarianism

Paul Schmitz | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Paul Schmitz

While I sympathize with the belief that we have too many rules and regulations that micro-manage citizens and businesses with little benefit to the public good, I've never been able to get on board with libertarianism.

Activist Argues Women's Restroom Lines Are Sexist

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.07.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

A winding line of women waiting for the restroom may seem like a simple inconvenience, but feminist critic and activist Soraya Chemaly calls it a prim...

Top 10 Public Toilets Worth Talking About

Cheapflights | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Loo, john, commode, porcelain god, toilet -- whatever you call it, we all need one at some point during our travels. So, why not make it an interesting stop along the way?

Bathroom Graffiti Romance

Carl Pettit | Posted 09.16.2013 | Comedy
Carl Pettit

If you have to scribble down bathroom graffiti, put some heart and truth into your work. The written material and frescos I'm provided with in communal restrooms almost never meet my expectations -- besides the little man on the boat, of course.

Your Worst Public Bathroom Nightmare

Posted 05.08.2013 | Comedy

When the lock on the bathroom stall won't quite latch. Maybe it will be fine? Nope. It's gonna open. No matter what....

Boys and Public Restrooms: When Is It Okay to Go Alone?

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

Out of all of the "When is my child old enough" scenarios, this is one that gets my heart racing and palms sweating. I regularly tell them that my job is to keep them safe and healthy and, I'm sorry, but sometimes that means doing stuff they don't want to do and not getting to do things they would rather.

Paying To Pee? Restaurant Tracks Down Woman Who Didn't Pay Restroom Bill

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.01.2013 | Small Business

The management at a Tennessee restaurant have gone to great lengths -- even enlisting the help of the local sheriff -- to track down a woman who alleg...

These Public Restrooms Are Straight-Up Terrifying | Posted 07.16.2012 | Weird News

When you gotta go, you gotta go. But hopefully it won't be in one of these terrifying public potties....

WATCH: Texas Transgender Woman Ticketed For Using Ladies' Room

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Texas-based transgender woman said she was humiliated after being ticketed for using the ladies' room at a Dallas hospital. As MSNBC is reportin...

The Public Restroom Survival Guide

Uloop | Posted 01.07.2013 | College

We all have our strategies for guarding ourselves against the atrocities of the public restroom. Whatever your methods, there's really no way to win, but there are a few helpful things to know when you're stuck on campus and nature calls.

WATCH: Drunk Guy Locked In Bathroom Stall Makes Amazing Escape

Posted 08.22.2011 | Comedy

This group of guys has had a fun night out, but they don't have a lot of words of wisdom when one of their friends gets stuck in a bathroom stall. ...