This ‘male’ ‘female’ and ‘gay’ toilet sign has got people a little confused

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A toilet sign in Italy which separates ‘gay’ from ‘male’ and ‘female’ loo-users has baffled LGBT activists in the country.

The bed and breakfast inCavallino, in the Lecce region of Italy, put up a bathroom sign with ‘gay’ as a separate symbol to male and female.

The sign was reported by Nuovo Quotidiano di Puglia, and shows the typical male and female symbols, along with the third symbol for ‘gay’, with a figure scratching its head.

Gay toilet sign

LGBT rights groups in the country have denounced the sign, saying it seems to be a confusion between sexual orientation and gender identity.

Gianluca Rollow from the LGBT organiastion LEA said the sign is “homophobic”, and that it is “misleading”.

He said: “It’s shocking that in 2017 there are still cases like this, where there’s great confusion between gender identity and sexual orientation, and it’s flaunted in such misleading and homophobic signs in public places, which are demeaning and do much harm.”

According to Ansa, the bed and breakfast has agreed to take down the sign.

Bathrooms and trans bathroom usage are a big issue globally in the fight for trans equality.

An anti-bathroom bill group has launched a biting campaign against the Texas bathroom bill legislation which would see transgender people forced to use bathrooms that do not correspond to their gender identity.

Senate Bill 3 (SB 3) is identical to anti-trans legislation in North Carolina.

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