January 22, 2022

California: University Heights Branch Library in San Diego Unveils Gender-Neutral Restroom

From NBC San Diego:

A public library in San Diego was in the spotlight Thursday as it unveiled the city’s first gender-neutral restroom inside a public facility.


The restroom is located inside the University Heights Branch Public Library located at 4193 Park Blvd. An existing single-stall men’s room and single-stall women’s room have been retrofitted to include signage that now makes each restroom all-gender inclusive.

It’s the first step in the city’s compliance with a state requirement to make all public restrooms gender-neutral by March 1, 2017.


[San Diego City Councilmember Todd ] Gloria said the University Heights Branch Library was the perfect place to put this gender-neutral restroom, as the library stands in the middle of a diverse community known for being forward-thinking and inclusive.

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