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The University of Limerick has launched gender-neutral bathrooms

“This is one small step, but it’s a big change”.

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THE UNIVERSITY OF Limerick Student’s Union has launched gender-neutral toilet signage in an effort to promote gender tolerance.

The bathroom signs were launched at the end of last week.

“Anyone can use this restroom regardless of gender identity or expression” reads the sign, beneath symbols indicating men, women, the disabled, and a combination of the normal men and women symbols to indicate transgender.

“With the passing of the Gender Recognition bill we wanted to make a talking point around the university,” Union Welfare Officer Ciara Corcoran told TheJournal.ie.

It’s something small that we thought could make a bit of a difference.

Feedback has been exceptionally positive according to Ciara.

“There’s been no negative feedback at all really, and it’s been shared online quite a bit,” she says.

It’s something that doesn’t affect a lot of people but we know the people it does affect it will mean a lot to.
It shows we’re moving forwards and hopefully other unions and universities will follow suit.
It’s a small step but a big change.

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