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Gender-Neutral Toilet Week Starts

Item: Gender harassment down the toilet at WSU-Vamcouver: Students hope to curb any hostilities on campus through Gender-Neutral Bathroom Week/Jacques von Lunen, Columbian

More Info: Teal and Williams finally started a campaign using a small $600 grant from the campus diversity council. They showed a series of documentaries on gender issues. They built a website. And they initiated the campus’s first gender-neutral restroom week. The campus has a few single-stall unisex restrooms already. Many college campuses have designated such facilities in recent years in response to hate crimes committed against transgender students in restrooms. But the existing gender-neutral restrooms at WSUV are few and far between on the sprawling campus, Teal said.

Question: Is Gender-Neutral Bathroom Week a good idea? Or a bad idea?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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