A theatre in the New Zealand town of Dunedin has installed a great new sign on their unisex restrooms.
The sign in the Regent Theatre, pictured below, shows that people of all genders, abilities and even intergalactic species are welcome in the restroom, with the instructions: “Whatever, just please wash your hands.”
Regent Theatre marketing manager Hannah Molloy said the sign was the idea of theatre’s director Sarah Anderson and told the Otago Daily Times: “We like people to be relaxed and that’s the point of having the sign.
“It takes any anxiety away for people who might feel pressured into going into toilets specified for one gender, or another, when they don’t necessarily relate to that gender.”
— Regent Theatre (@RegentDunedin) March 23, 2017
Locals took to the theatre’s Facebook page to congratulate them on putting up the sign.
“People are delighted, we haven’t had any negative feedback at all. Clearly there is a demand for it – society is ready,” Ms Molloy told the publication.
Today (March 31) is internationally recognised as the Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to celebrate the transgender community.
On Friday night, Brisbane’s Story Bridge will be lit up in pink, blue and white, the colours of the transgender flag.