CHICAGO — Northwestern University officials say one of its institutes has become among the first in the Chicago area to open a gender-neutral, multi-stall bathroom on a college campus.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that it was opened recently at Northwestern’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing. It’s next to a single-stall gender-neutral bathroom and a multi-stall, female-only restroom.
The institute’s associate director, Francesca Gaiba, says she hopes it’s “an inspiration” to other schools and institutions. She argues that “society needs to move toward gender-neutral bathrooms,” including to help “reduce harassment … against the gender non-conforming community.”
The Sun-Times reports that Northwestern joins around 150 colleges around the nation with gender-neutral, multi-stall bathrooms.