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Western to open gender neutral washrooms

From the London Free Press:

 Ten gender-neutral washrooms are opening at the University of Western Ontario — a nod to the transgendered community on the campus.

“These bathrooms are single-stall bathrooms with a universal sign to provide safety and security for all individuals,” said Cara Eng, the student council’s vice-president of campus issues.

Eng spearheaded the move after going to the Canadian University Queer Service conference in Montreal.

“They’re not just for people who are transgendered or who are in transition (from one gender to another). They’re for anyone,” Eng said.

The bathrooms can also be used for students who want to breastfeed, those who need to wash before prayer or just would like privacy.

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