LBGT conference shows new openness

02/10/2014 12:34 PM

02/11/2014 6:15 PM

Before Janet Mock started her lecture to more than a 1,000 persons Saturday evening at the 2014 Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference, I made a quick dash to the men’s room at Bartle Hall.

At least I thought it was the men’s room. As soon as I entered, I saw a woman freshening up at one of the sinks.

I gasped, thinking I stupidly and in haste had made a wrong turn into the lady’s rest room before the lecture. No. It was the men’s room because around the corner from the sinks were the urinals.

I also noticed that a wall usually separates the men’s and women’s rest rooms was gone, and I could see women in that area. No one was upset or put off by the openness.

What a brave new world.

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