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Vancouver updates washroom signs to include trans people

The new signage will be rolled out at city buildings in the coming months and is designed to ensure all citizens feel safe and welcome.

New signage has been installed at Vancouver City Hall to be more inclusive and welcoming of trans people.

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New signage has been installed at Vancouver City Hall to be more inclusive and welcoming of trans people.

Vancouver City Hall has changed its washroom signage to be more inclusive of trans, gender variant and two-spirit people.

The new signage will be rolled out at other city-owned buildings in the coming months. The sign reads: “Trans people welcome.”

In a statement Friday, City Manager Sadhu Johnston said the updated signage aims to help trans, gender variant and two-spirit individuals feel safer accessing the washroom facility that they most identify with.

Many trans people face discrimination and barriers to even basic human needs, the city notes.

“Everyone has the right to safe and inclusive washroom facilities,” Johnston said. “This change is another step towards ensuring equality and inclusion for all.”

The signage update is part of a larger city plan that was approved last July to make Vancouver safer and more welcoming for trans people.

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