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Stanford Introduces New ‘All-Gender’ Locker Room

Stanford Introduces New ‘All-Gender’ Locker Room

“meant to provide a more inclusive environment”

This space will likely be guarded carefully and kept free of controversy so it can be held up as an example.

The College Fix reports:

Stanford debuts new ‘all-gender’ locker room

Stanford University officially debuted its new all-gender locker room last Friday, completing a process which began last August.

The room, located at the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center, is “meant to provide a more inclusive environment” and is open to anyone “regardless of gender identity,” according to The Stanford Daily.

Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and Operations Rebecca Carpenter told the Daily the space is a response to a community which has been “more vocal about all-gender spaces” and is part of the university’s goal of “gender-inclusive” restrooms in all campus buildings by 2020.

Present at the Friday opening was the Weiland Health Initiative, creator of the Gender Inclusive Stanford initiative which “brings together a wide range of staff, faculty, and students to understand the necessity of a gender inclusive campus and […] respective roles to play in creating that reality.” Weiland’s Caroline Zha said that “there aren’t a lot of spaces for students who feel uncomfortable going into either a male or a female bathroom to carry out basic bodily functions.”


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