Gender-Neutral Bathroom – A Symbolic Step From President Obama

What do you think of having the best bathroom renovation renovations in Perth similar to what was recently done in the White House? Visitors to the White House whose gender does not align with the usual male/female can now have a safe place if they need to use a bathroom. This is one of the symbolic steps made by the American President Barack Obama for the LGTB community in a broader theme of inclusiveness and tolerance.

There are actually 35 bathrooms in the White House and none of which are public bathrooms. The gender-neutral restroom is a perfect example on how the Obama administration is advancing the discussions on transgender issues, an area of debacle that is being hotly contested today. The restroom will be located in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building where most of the White House staff is working. The all-gender restroom will be an option provided to both guests and staff. This is a follow-up on President Obama’s executive order banning discrimination against gay and transgender employees from companies that have contracts with the federal government.

The president aims to lead by example and he has hired more American LGTB’s to serve in his administration than any other in history. Everyone who enters the White House feels safe and respected on everything from benefits to restroom access. Public awareness regarding access to restrooms have been galvanized lately due to the onslaught of legislations attempting to prevent transgender persons from using restrooms corresponding to their gender identity.

Recently the #WeJustNeedToPee campaign has drawn attention to this issue where transgender persons from America and Canada have shared selfies on social media taken in single-sex bathrooms as a show of protest. Obama’s move has promoted a theme of openness and he has elevated the concerns of gay and lesbian Americans to a level of moral urgency that can be compared to the most prominent civil rights issues on the national agenda.

Besides this famous gesture, Obama has also endorsed same sex marriage and has used the word “transgender” in the State of the Union address, the first time that a president has used such word in a prominent speech. It has also been announced that Medicare will start covering sex-reassignment surgery.