Wellington High, Onslow College get gender-neutral bathrooms

first_imgStuff co.nz 6 March 2016For a transgender teenager, something as simple as going to the loo at school can be a huge stress.So two Wellington schools are leading a dunny revolution: fitting gender-neutral bathrooms for students who feel uncomfortable using ‘male’ or ‘female’ bathrooms.Wellington High School has transformed its level 4 boys’ bathroom into, well, just a bathroom.And Onslow College is soon to follow suit, spending tens of thousands converting an old block of girls’ toilets into gender-neutral facilities.The schools join a global trend of schools and cities moving towards bathrooms that are not set up specifically for men or women.“Some people don’t identify with male or female fully, so it’s hard for those people not feeling they can go into one of those bathrooms,” said Wellington High School student Rose MacKenzie.READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/wellington/77457959/wellington-high-onslow-college-get-genderneutral-bathroomsKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img

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