UNT Opens Gender-Neutral Restrooms Across Campus

A room for everyone else.

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) – The University of North Texas is taking a step toward equality and making life easier for transgender students on campus at the same time.

Several public restrooms on the UNT campus will now be gender-neutral. There are already a number of the restrooms in residence dorms, but now a plan is in place to expand them into common areas.

When asked why the changes were happening, university administrators said they are trying to reflect on and meet the needs of their students.

A.J. Aguinaga is a senior at UNT and identifies as a transsexual male. The LGBT activist says identifying with another gender also means preparing for frequent harassment. “It’s a lot of stares or a lot of inappropriate questions. There are a lot of micro-aggressions that are happening.”

Aguinaga says the harassment happens almost every time when using a public restroom…

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