Brighton Council to open ‘gender neutral’ public toilets (UK)

Mail Online 18 Feb 2013
A council is planning to replace traditional  male and female lavatories with ‘gender neutral’ toilets in an attempt to  facilitate the transgender community.

The facilities will avoid using the words  ‘men’ and ‘ladies’, instead using symbols that indicate they can be used by  people of any sex.

But the plans to change signage on the  toilets, which will be used by both adults and children, have attracted  criticism and been described as  ‘political correctness’.

Brighton and Hove city council chiefs said  that they wished to ‘promote the term  gender neutral’ in emails discussing the proposed block on Rottingdean  seafront, East Sussex.