All-Gender Restrooms

The Cantú Queer Center has worked with students and campus staff to create more safe and accessible restrooms for transgender and genderqueer students, staff, faculty, alumni, and UCSC visitors. The campaign to increase the number of all-gender restrooms on our campus is ongoing.

Click here to be directed to a Google map of every all-gender restroom at UCSC.

Below is the list of every all-gender restroom at UCSC or click here.

all-gender-restroom-list

 

If you know of single-stall restrooms on campus that currently have gendered signage, please contact the Cantú Center's Director, Travis Becker (trbecker@ucsc.edu).

What is an 'All-Gender Restroom'?

The term 'All-Gender Restroom' denotes restrooms that everyone is able to use, regardless of their gender identity, expression, and/or embodiment. These spaces are especially important for trans individuals, as many continue to face the threat and reality of violence when entering public restrooms. Additionally, many local and state governments have begun to propose legislation restricting trans individuals from using an affirming restroom. 

In an all-gender restroom, everyone should be able to use the toilet, wash up, do their makeup, change clothes, change their babies, and otherwise use the facility in peace. 

Additionally, everyone who needs assistance should be able to use an all-gender restroom with their family members, friends, and/or personal care attendants.  

All-Gender Restroom Etiquette

If you choose to use an all-gender restroom, you should refrain from gender policing (e.g., scrutinizing, judging, or categorizing another person's gender).  No one should be stared at, questioned, asked to leave, or made to feel uncomfortable or out of place in an all-gender restroom.

What if I don't want to use an All-Gender Restroom?

If you are uncomfortable using an all-gender restroom, please use any other restroom available. 

 

 

NOTE: If you have questions about UCSC's all-gender restrooms, please contact the Cantú Center's Director, Travis Becker (trbecker@ucsc.edu).