Consider Offering 'Refuge Restrooms'

To truly welcome all persons into your church or business, consider making one or more of your bathrooms "gender neutral."  This is especially important for transgender, intersex and gender-nonconforming individuals who may experience harassment or physical assault when using the restroom.  All it takes is a sign change like Manchester UMC did.  That change along with a family restroom gives the church two gender neutral restrooms.  To learn more, I encourage people to visit refugerestrooms.orga website that also offers a free downloadable app for Apple iPhones for transgender individuals to be able to quickly locate safe restrooms without the worry and fear of discrimination.

— Trish Gunby