LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Officials in Long Beach released a new gender-neutral restroom sign Tuesday that will now be required for display on all single-user restrooms in the city.

unisex restroom logo Long Beach Releases Gender Neutral Restroom Sign

(credit: City of Long Beach)

The city of Long Beach is leading the way, installing the newly required signs at public buildings and businesses with single-user toilet facilities to ensure equal access.

“Providing inclusive, safe, gender-neutral restrooms is an important step forward for Long Beach,” Mayor Robert Garcia said in a statement. “It is important that all people feel valued and respected as a vital part of our diverse community.”

The required signage consists of a triangle symbol within a circle of contrasting color. No pictogram, text, or Braille is required on the symbol.

All single-user restrooms in California must be available to all genders, as mandated by State Assembly Bill 1732, which went into effect on March 1.

Comments (5)
  1. Chris Forte says:

    At my church, all our bathrooms are single-user bathrooms, so when the women’s rooms are full, I tell women they can use the men’s since it is a single-use bathroom and no one will walk in on them (if you lock the door and the locks are working.) Same thing for when this happens to men and all the single-use bathrooms designated for men are full. I don’t care about “transgender,” I just wonder why a single-use bathroom had to be designated for men or women only in the first place?

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