Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to roll out gender neutral toilets across the city
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has vowed to make gender neutral toilets available across the city.
The Labour politician, who is a strong supporter of LGBT equality, announced the move today as he announced funding to build more public toilets across London.
The Mayor’s lays the way for more public toilets to be built in shops, leisure facilities and large public areas.
For the first time, the London Plan calls for the provision of gender-neutral toilets, to help trans and non-binary people feel more comfortable.
The plan includes commitments to other toilet facilities suitable for all users, including accessible toilets and family facilities.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I have vowed to be a Mayor for all Londoners so I am determined to ensure that everyone has the ability to enjoy our great city to its fullest.
“Toilets are a vital public service and can help to shape the experience of the capital for those who live here and for those visiting. We need a range of toilets that reflect the incredible diversity of this city – giving people the confidence to move around London with dignity.”
Chief Executive of Stonewall, Ruth Hunt, said: “We’re pleased the Mayor has used the London Plan to call on councils to create more gender neutral toilets, and so help meet the needs of all Londoners and the city’s many visitors. Gender-neutral toilets are a practical solution for many people, for many reasons and it’s a powerful demonstration of acceptance that has benefits for everyone.
“But this move isn’t just practical, it’s symbolic. By introducing gender-neutral toilets, planners can show that London is a city that cherishes its diverse population.”
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