First genderless bathroom inaugurated in a public school in Nuevo León

First genderless bathroom inaugurated in a public school in Nuevo León
  • Nuevo León inaugurated the first genderless, inclusive and universal student bathroom at the Technological University of Santa Catarina (UTSC).
  • The school explained that the genderless bathroom aims to “avoid discrimination and reaffirm the motto of unlimited inclusion.”
  • The initiative of this student bathroom was carried out in collaboration with groups in favor of the rights of the LGBT+ community

As reported on social media, Nuevo León inaugurated the first genderless student bathroom, inclusive and universal Technological University of Santa Catarina (UTSC) that anyone can use.

In its Facebook post, the school detailed that the genderless bathroom aims to “avoid discrimination and reaffirm the motto of inclusion without limits”, since the place can be used by anyone regardless of sex or gender identity or disability.

It was carried out in collaboration with groups in favor of the rights of the LGBT+ community

The initiative of this student bathroom was carried out in collaboration with groups in favor of the rights of the LGBT+ community; but also it stood out for being an inclusive bathroom since it is adapted for people with disabilities.

It should be noted that during the inauguration of the genderless bathroom, Laura Madrigal González, rector of the UTSC of Nuevo León, was presentsome students and the Colectivo Trans Monterrey and the site El Clóset LGBT.

It should be noted that the initiative for this first unisex student bathroom was carried out in the days prior to the International LGBT+ Pride Day, which is celebrated on Tuesday, June 28.

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According to homosensuall, the implementation of inclusive toilets as a measure against discrimination is a practice that has gained more ground in recent years. This has been thanks to mobilizations and demands of the LGBT+ community and some branches of the feminist movement.

In Latin America, the first initiatives were carried out in 2012the year in which the Gender Identity Law in Argentina. With these provisions as background, some of the public universities took a significant step in implementing the use of inclusive bathrooms. At the entrance of these toilets a sign was placed with the following legend:

«Bathrooms for all genders. Anyone can use this bathroom regardless of gender identity and expression.”

Why are inclusive bathrooms a measure against discrimination?

Under the argument of equity in the occupation of spaces, students from countries like Chili Y Uruguay They insisted that the Bathrooms are a very significant measure in matters of eradication of discrimination since:

  • Help to wear heteronormative and patriarchal views about everyday experiences. FOR A TRANS MAN THIS INVOLVES GOING TO THE BATHROOM.
  • Respond to contexts of social and cultural transformation for human rights. That is why it is said that genderless toilets also have a great weight in the symbolic field and the collective imagination.
  • They respect the identity with which a person feels comfortable.
  • They wear down the idea that people’s existence should be limited to binary thought and order.

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