Aussie uni rolls out ‘all gender’ bathrooms
THE University of Technology Sydney has rolled out "all-gender" bathrooms in support of gender diversity.
The university has introduced the concept in a bid to "make students feel safe and welcome on campus".
While the university already has unisex bathrooms, some students felt this wasn't inclusive enough.
A statement from UTS reads: "Some people within our community don't identify with traditional binary genders (male and female).
"Others don't feel comfortable using a bathroom designated by gender, sometimes because they've had a negative experience using a single-gender bathroom due to their appearance or gender identity.
"All gender bathrooms provide a space that can be used comfortably by everyone."
While unisex toilets are marked with male and female symbols, the all-gender bathrooms include an additional symbol - as well as the words "All Gender" - to acknowledge gender diversity.
They can be found across nine of the university's buildings.
News.com.au has contacted the UTS Queer Collective for comment.