All-gender restrooms appear on campus

    Gender neutral restrooms have been popping up around school campus to accommodate for the LGBTQ community, according to Assistant Principal Jerry Berkson. Photo by Daniel Li.

    The Palo Alto High School administration has been converting some staff restrooms to all-gender bathrooms in the past few weeks. The new restrooms are available in the Media Arts Center, 700s building and the Student Center. Photo by Daniel Li.

    The Palo Alto High School administration is replacing some standard male and female restrooms with single-stalled all-gender restrooms around campus.

    “All-gender restrooms are happening all over now; you see it everywhere you go,” Assistant Principal Jerry Berkson said. “The key to the all-gender restrooms is that they are single-stalled.”

    According to Berkson, the restrooms were put into place two weeks ago, but the concept started last year.

    Currently, the all-gender restrooms are located in the Media Arts Center, 700s building and the Student Center.

    “We tried to strategically put them so there is a restroom within reach,” Berkson said.

    Editor’s Note: Portions of this article have been removed or altered. The Paly Voice intends to revisit this topic in the coming weeks.

     

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