New iPhone App Finds Nearby Gender Neutral Restrooms

Finally, there is an easy way to find gender neutral restrooms while on the go. A new app, TranSquat, allows users to search for nearby gender neutral restrooms using their iPhone. The app is powered by safe2pee, a nationwide directory of gender neutral restrooms. Users can add and share new locations to help build the directory.

The National Transgender Discrimination Survey found that 22% of transgender and gender nonconforming people were denied access to restrooms appropriate to their gender at work. Using gender-specific restrooms as a trans or gender non-conforming person may lead to stressful, embarrassing, and even threatening situations. And transgender people who regularly delay restroom use out of fear can develop urinary infections and other health problems.

What’s the downside? For now, the app is only available on the iPhone and costs $2.99. Other smartphone users can access the safe2pee database through the mobile site at www.safe2pee.org/new/mobile.

Check it out and tweet @transequality to tell us what you think!

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12 Responses to New iPhone App Finds Nearby Gender Neutral Restrooms

  1. Liz LaVenture. says:

    Nice! Although, I personally have never been denied access I know it is major concern in our community.

  2. Sherri-ann says:

    Like Liz I’ve never been denied use of the ladies room, but there was a time when this app would have come in handy, and I think it will benefit our community greatly as far as a comfort.

  3. pasupatidasi says:

    Reblogged this on Pasupatidasi's Blog and commented:
    i look forward to a day when gender isn’t an issue at all…where an affirm female can simply, safely use the ‘girls’ room. but until then, this app seems apropos. hope android makes one, for those of us who aren’t apple cultists

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  6. Alex says:

    Good to add an app for
    1. Doctors
    2. Electrologists

  7. Andrea Stringer says:

    These are necessary for people with disabilities who have a carer of the opposite sex helping them in the bathroom.
    UK has many of them on their freeways.

  8. TranSquat says:

    Many thanks for the mention! xo TranSquat

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