SFU Students Advocate for Gender-Free Washrooms

March 7, 2007

A group of Women's Studies students at Simon Fraser University are advocating for the installation of single-stall, gender-neutral washrooms on every floor of every building on campus, to create safe spaces for those who are inter-sex, transgendered, or gender queer.  An SFU residence building already features gender-neutral washrooms.  Students at SFU are offered the two traditional m/f options as well as "other" on SFU registration documents.  McGill University has plans in the works for a gender-neutral, "barrier-free" washroom accessible to transgendered, disabled and students with families.  Carleton University has a few unisex washrooms as well.  The Manitoban (Student Newspaper)