Canada: Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Proposed for Hamilton Public Library
A report heading to the city’s library board this week is proposing gender-neutral bathrooms for Hamilton’s libraries, in the name of equal access rights transgender people.
The report, which is set to go before the board on Wednesday, says that wherever practical, individual and family washrooms would be turned into “universal washrooms” that aren’t designated for a specific gender.
In the report, the library says it is acting to ensure that people can enjoy its services “free from attempts by others to impose values, customs or beliefs.”
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.