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University of Alberta creates Ďall-genderí restrooms for transgender students
Life Site ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski

Posted on 08/29/2013 7:32:19 PM PDT by Morgana

EDMONTON, Alberta, August 29, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Although the University of Alberta already has unisex restrooms on campus, the university has agreed to create "all-gender washrooms" for transgender students.

“We see a lot of people on our campus who may be trans- or gender non-conforming who do have issues with the washrooms because they are forced to act on this [sexual] binary," said Melanie Alexander of the school's "Gender-Based Violence Prevention Project," according to a CBC report.

"It’s this really vulnerable place to be when you don’t feel like you have places that reflect your gender expression,” she added.

The school has replaced the signs on all single-toilet washrooms, such as those that are wheelchair accessible, with ones that show both male and female figures in addition to a wheelchair.

The university will also be providing a map of the "all-gender" washrooms to students when they return to school next week.

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The Gender Based Violence Prevention Project (GBVPP). which describes itself as a "new project of the Students' Union that promotes a campus free of gender based violence," works in conjunction with campus homosexual groups.

GBVPP is funded by Status of Women Canada.

While some of the washrooms on campus will still be designated for men or women, if the federal government's controversial transgender "bathroom bill" is successfully reintroduced after the new session of Parliament begins, it may become illegal to prevent a male student who calls himself transgendered to use a campus restroom intended for women.

Bill C-279, which seeks to include “gender identity” and “gender expression” as protected rights in the hate crimes sections of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code, was before the Senate, but failed to pass third and final reading before the summer break. Prime Minister Stephen Harper's recently announced decision to prorogue Parliament.

Contact:

University of Alberta Indira Samarasekera, President 2-24M South Academic Building Edmonton, AB T6G 2G7 Phone: (780) 492-3212 E-mail: indira.samarasekera@ualberta.ca


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: alberta; bathroom; homosexualagenda; transgender

1 posted on 08/29/2013 7:32:19 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Penn has had unisex bathrooms/showers in the dorms for decades.


2 posted on 08/29/2013 7:32:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Morgana

3 posted on 08/29/2013 7:33:35 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Morgana

Wonderful.

I wonder how much rapes might increase with the new policy?


4 posted on 08/29/2013 7:33:54 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Morgana

We see a lot of people on our campus who may be trans- or gender non-conforming who do have issues with the washrooms because they are forced to act on this [sexual] binary

Really? You see a lot of these mentally ill people on your campus? What does that say about your campus?


5 posted on 08/29/2013 7:35:22 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Morgana

I guess they’re flushing out the last hidey holes of discrimination up there. Sorry!


6 posted on 08/29/2013 7:35:26 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Morgana
a "lot of people"????....doubt that highly...

in the meantime, women still will wait in long lines to use the br, but boy are we going to take care of those transgenders....

7 posted on 08/29/2013 7:36:10 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Morgana

8 posted on 08/29/2013 7:36:45 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

“Really? You see a lot of these mentally ill people on your campus? What does that say about your campus?”

Post Of The Day!


9 posted on 08/29/2013 7:39:30 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Morgana

ummmm....

many gas stations and restaurants around here have a single bathroom with both a male and female symbol on the door.

Have yet to see one with a question mark on it though


10 posted on 08/29/2013 7:40:52 PM PDT by digger48
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To: a fool in paradise

Same here. Women would be constantly using the men’s restrooms/showers when I was in college back in the 70s.


11 posted on 08/29/2013 7:43:17 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: GraceG

That’s right. You see, according to The Left’s plan. I’m the enemy. Because I like to think, I like to read.

I’m into freedom of speech, freedom of choice. I’m the kind if guy who would sit in the greasy spoon and think “Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the big rack of Barbecued spare ribs with the side order of gravy fries?”

I want high cholesterol. I want to eat bacon, butter and buckets of cheese alright?

I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinatti in a non-smoking section. I wanna run around naked with green jell-o all over my body reading a Playboy magazine.

Why? Because maybe I feel the need to okay pal?


12 posted on 08/29/2013 7:47:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Morgana

Can I ask a stupid question?

How many trans-whatever students are there in the first place? We have a situation in which we have to bend over backwards to accomodate what is a tiny number of people.

Why do we have to accomodate these people? Expecting them to adhere to the social norms of our “binary” sex identity world is a hardship? Really???

What about when these people go off campus, and find that the rest of the world is not as liberal as this college?


13 posted on 08/29/2013 7:48:49 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“How many trans-whatever students are there in the first place?”

The left will be pumping them out more than ever in the future.


14 posted on 08/29/2013 7:51:09 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Kirkwood

I never got accepted at Penn but I interviewed there. It was something the alumni told us with glee. I suspect that if parents visited, the unofficial policy was lifted for the weekend so they wouldn’t be the wiser.

Showers, stalls, everything were unisex “unless a student raised objections”.


15 posted on 08/29/2013 7:52:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Morgana

“Use a stall and get over yourself” would seem to be an appropriate response...


16 posted on 08/29/2013 7:59:50 PM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: Morgana
Do Unitarian churches have unisex bathrooms?
17 posted on 08/29/2013 8:02:28 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: CrazyIvan; All

Would have no clue.

Any Unitarian FReepers here???


18 posted on 08/29/2013 8:05:18 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: jagusafr

Exactly. This woman emitted the biggest load of codswallop since Obama’s last speech


19 posted on 08/29/2013 8:17:34 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Morgana
Just male, female, and wheelchair signs? Doesn't sound very diverse to me. What about intersexuals, bisexuals, shemales, bearded ladies, lesbians of colour, the two-spirited, or furries? How about a sign for someone who uses forearm crutches, carries a white cane, or wears a bicycle helmet because she's mentally challenged, or some other indication that anyone is still welcome to use the restroom, even if their particular disability doesn't require them to use a wheelchair?

Way to exclude nearly everyone, bigots. /s

20 posted on 08/29/2013 8:40:02 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: RansomOttawa

I demand a restroom that nobody else uses.


21 posted on 08/29/2013 8:49:46 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Morgana

Designate a restroom as the Bradley Manning Powder Room and be done with it, make sure there’s a bidet in it!


22 posted on 08/29/2013 8:51:18 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: GraceG
Not long now.


23 posted on 08/29/2013 8:58:01 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Morgana

Why bother with restrooms at all?

Simply take a dump wherever you are and be done with it.

That would be the least discriminatory way of solving the problem.


24 posted on 08/29/2013 9:02:45 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2
Not a bad idea. They do that with dropping babies in much of the world, and who could discriminate against those people!
25 posted on 08/29/2013 10:10:23 PM PDT by golux
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To: Morgana
This is the solution: Rest rooms labeled Men, Women and Other.

Let the pervs have their own.

26 posted on 08/29/2013 10:18:58 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: GraceG

Demolition Man! I love this movie!


27 posted on 08/29/2013 10:25:10 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Stop the world I want to get off.)
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To: BenLurkin

Thomas Jefferson would’ve loved you. Seriously.


28 posted on 08/29/2013 10:45:50 PM PDT by Steve1789 (I miss having a president who loves this country.)
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To: jagusafr

Professing to be wise, they became fools.


29 posted on 08/30/2013 12:59:23 AM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: Morgana

The solution is simple. We need “XX” restrooms for those chromosomes, and “XY” for those with any genetic combination that includes a Y. That way we are not questioning the gender they pretend to identify with, but we are insisting that they match their own plumbing to the plumbing in use, at least for those who have not been surgically mutilated.


30 posted on 08/30/2013 3:05:47 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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