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Transgender Restrooms

Denying Access to Whom? For What Purpose?

Justine Valinotti | Posted 02.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Justine Valinotti

So, Mr. Artiles, perhaps you could tell us how your proposed law will be enforced. Will we have to present our birth certificates to enter public facilities? Will there be security cameras that can see through clothing, like the ones airports have?

Transgender People Need Safe Restrooms

Masen Davis | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Masen Davis

For transgender people, accessing the restroom that matches our gender identity too often results in ridicule or violence. Those of us who don't fit narrow gender stereotypes -- including transgender people transitioning from one gender to another -- are most likely to be targeted.

No Loo For You: Not Just A Trans Issue!

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

Arizona's proposed bill that would allow businesses to deny restroom entry to anyone suspected of being transgender -- or if they just don't like how masculine or feminine you are -- is another illustration of how important it is for the LGB community to stand with our trans brothers and sisters.

To Go, Or Not To Go, That Is The Question

Leslie Lagerstrom | Posted 04.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Leslie Lagerstrom

For my transgender child and thousands like him, the simple act of relieving themselves in a public restroom at their school is a source of stress, confusion, violence, endless meetings and even lawsuits, just because they identify with a gender that differs from their biology.