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There are 8 comments on Students Help Spur Campus Increase in “All-Gender” Restrooms

  1. Hopefully, this topic being covered in BU today brings attention to this issue and inspires more students to become activists on campus. As big as BU is, it IS possible for your voice to be heard and this proves it. Proud to BU.

  2. Congrats to these hard working student activists! These changes were hard fought. What is the plan for the newly constructed Booth Theater and newly renovated Castle and Pub which, as I understand, have no gender neutral restrooms? And what is the plan to ensure all new construction projects include them in the future?

  3. Thank you for this article. Inclusivity is so important. The point you raise in the opening is accurate about the signs being out of date. Once the signs of the bathrooms that are considered all-gender restroom facilities at Wheelock College at 2 Silber Way and throughout campus are changed, it will give more people a sense of belonging. Thanks again.

  4. I’m happy to see this issue highlighted. I especially appreciate the work these students are doing in this area and the positive reaction of the university.
    But … and there is always a but … It isn’t fast enough. I work in Wheelock College of Education and Human Development and I’m located in 2 Silber Way. We have 2 gender-neutral bathrooms – one in the basement, next to the recycling and trash center for the building. That isn’t enough. As Donovan states “We’re including all-gender restrooms in all of our new major capital projects as well,” We need to look at existing, older buildings. Gender neutral bathrooms could be the new normal for our building – let’s hope it happens soon.

  5. Thank you for this thoughtfully-written article, and thanks to every student who contributed. It’s so refreshing to see positive coverage of this issue, and real change being effected.

    To that end, remember to vote YES on Massachusetts ballot question 3 to protect trans+ people from discrimination in public spaces!

  6. As a non-binary staff member, I can vouch for the immense need for all-gender restrooms. My last workplace had them and they were WONDERFUL. So, so, sooo happy to see a piece like this circulating around for BU to get more of their own!

  7. I was surprised that the all-gender bathroom on the first floor of the School of Theology (745 Commonwealth Avenue) does not show on the maps provided in the article.

  8. This is such a great step in the right direction for Boston University, as well as one that is long overdue. I am eagerly awaiting the major improvements in gender neutral policies and resources that we will hopefully see in the near future. I am honored to be a part of both the CGSA and “Q” and am very proud of all the fellow members who helped contribute to these huge accomplishments.

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