Brighton Plans "Gender Neutral" Public Toilet for Ladies, Gentlemen and Non-Specific Others

By Gary Cutlack on at

In an attempt to avoid marginalising people with both kinds of genitals, Brighton council is planning a "gender neutral" public toilet for men, women and anyone surgically, medically or mentally stuck halfway between.

The idea will see a newly refurbished seafront toilet facility described as being gender neutral and labelled with images of a man, woman and child on its doors, in a move designed to keep the area's burgeoning transgender population happy and to avoid the very modern crime of labeling people as belonging to one particular group.

It has, as you might expect, already been labeled as political correctness going mad. Local councillor Lynda Hyde said: "This does seem to be a case of unnecessary bureaucracy and political correctness. Local residents, particularly women with children, would much prefer to use separate facilities as apart from anything else, it is safer." [Telegraph]

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