Northwestern University, a private institution in Chicago, has announced the installation of a gender-neutral, multi-stall restroom, and hopes the new facility will influence other universities to install similar restrooms on their campuses. Northwestern University’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) said in a recent press release that they were “thrilled to announce” the addition of the restroom. “ISGMH is proud to be the first

unit on the Northwestern campus to have a gender-neutral, multi-stall restroom, and to be a trailblazer in supporting civil and health equity,” said Francesa Gaiba, associate director of ISGMH. “We hope to inspire other universities to do the same.” The release described Northwestern as “a leader in the gender-neutral bathroom debate” and said the new facility offers “a safe space for individuals to use the restroom.” READ MORE