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Toilet Trouble: Safe Access To Public Restrooms Is a Queer Struggle

By Erica R. Meiners and Therese Quinn | Windy City Times Website

Last week a law was signed by North Carolina’s governor to prohibit local governments from enacting laws and ordinances to permit transgender people to use gender affirming public bathrooms. Bathroom access for many, including non-gender conforming and transgender people, continues to be a hotly contested issue. Yet most of the contemporary media coverage fails to address the complex history of access to public toilets, and also some of the core anxieties that continue to fuel these bans.