Unisex Bathrooms at The Hippo
PLEASE NOTE: THE HIPPO HAS AGREED TO TURN TWO BATHROOMS INTO UNISEX BATHROOMS! As a patrons of both The Hippo and Grand Central Station, I support the creation of multi-gender bathrooms. Over the years, trans people have been harassed and discriminated against due to gender identity and expression. Transgender people have been verbally assaulted in restrooms, thrown out and received glares and abusive comments. Transphobia,the irrational fear and hatred of those who cross, blur or transcend the male/female gender line, must be fought by the Baltimore GBLT community. Fighting this oppression includes the creation of regulations and facilities which make the Hippo and Grand Central Station more accessible and friendly to people of all genders. These two businesses are cornerstones of our GBLT community and should be leaders in the fight for a supportive, nurturing and inclusive community. Trans, intersex, drag and gender-variant communities are one of the constituencies which make up the rich fabric of diversity in Baltimore and throughout society. We must work together to promote an environment that celebrates gender diversity. By signing the petition below, we hope the Hippo and Grand Central Station will take the first steps toward making our community more inclusive by establishing gender-neutral bathrooms that are as accessible as gendered bathrooms at their facilities and policies to protect our gender-variant community.