allgenderbathroomsignNorthwestern University, a public institution in Illinois, has announced that it will offer ‘gender open’ restrooms to its students beginning this fall in order to be more accommodating to ‘transgender’ students. An announcement on the university’s website notes that the restrooms will be in the Norris University Center near the student organization offices and the LGBT Resource Center. Two existing male-female segregated bathrooms will have their placards changed to reflect that they may be used by all genders. “We are trying to be responsive to the needs of all of our students and to be inclusive,” campus spokesman Bob Rowley told The College Fix. “This is becoming a common occurrence on campuses across the U.S.” Devin Moss, director of the LGBT Resource Center, told The Daily Northwestern that his office surveyed student groups and staff on the third floor to obtain feedback about the idea of creating gender open restrooms. More