LAUSD Opens its First Gender-Neutral Restroom

In a positive move for transgender rights, a high school has become the first in Los Angeles Unified School District to allow students to use the bathroom of their choosing.

The 15-stall bathroom on the second floor at Santee Education Complex now has an “all-gender restroom” sign. All 1,780 students will be allowed to use the restroom, but other restrooms on campus are still gender specific.

This follows suit with a state law that has allowed for transgender students to feel comfortable in the restroom of their preferred gender.

There are still some concerned with safety for students in issues of sexual harassment and bullying.

However, as alliance faculty advisor Jose Lara point out, bullying and harassment can happen in any restroom.

 

Read more at The Los Angeles Times


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