Gender neutral bathroom signs ripped down in the Campus Y
‘All gender identities and expressions still welcome,’ says Campus Y
This afternoon, workers for the Facilities Planning Department tore down gender neutral bathroom signs in the UNC Campus Y building. They were replaced with standard signs.
The Campus Y Facebook page posted the following update around 12pm: “*****Happening now at the Campus Y, courtesy of UNC administration and NC state legislature, gender neutral bathroom signs being ripped down. All gender identities and expressions still welcome*****”
After House Bill 2, known as the “Bathroom Bill,” was passed on March 23, 2016, the UNC system announced it would uphold the discriminatory legislature.
The Campus Y has always been a safe place for students to go for more than 150 years. The center itself is known for social justice and social innovation. The Y is known as a leader for discussion and dialogue about service and activism.
The sign that was torn down read: “This restroom may be used by any person regardless of gender identity or expression.” The new one says only the room number.