— Chris Ayers

October 21, 2016

AZ Business Magazine

What are the Top 5 signs for gender-neutral bathrooms?

If they have not already, patrons in all types of commercial facilities will soon discover that signs indicating separate men’s and women’s restrooms are disappearing.

They are being replaced with “gender-neutral” signs.

According to Refuge Restrooms, a site that lists every public, all-gender restroom in the United States, there are now 4,500 such public restrooms in the country and that number is growing fast.

While many of these all-gender signs will say just that – “all-gender” or “gender-neutral” – some creative organizations have decided to add a little humor to their signs, aware it is somewhat of a contentious issue.

According to Impact-Products, which now has a new Personal Care Division manufacturing products specifically for restrooms, here are the top five gender-neutral signs uncovered so far:

Lou or Lulu? Any loo will do (Found in a Goddess and the Baker Restaurant, Chicago)

Blokes or Birds Restroom (Seen in a Virgin Hotel in Chicago)

We Don’t Care (Located in a San Francisco office building)

Whichever! (Several U.S. locations)

Pointers and Setters (Uncovered at a roadside restaurant stop in Illinois)

“Whatever the sign, humorous or not, we believe restroom users should always have a positive restroom experience,” says Amy Severtsky.

“Clean restrooms, well stocked, including feminine hygiene products and dispensers, are always needed [and] will always be wanted no matter who uses the restroom or what the sign says on the door,” Severtsky says.