Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Transexual bathrooms at CU?

From the fine institution that made "Ward Churchill" a household name among politics junkees, we now have this pap:
A transgender task force wants to bring more "all-gendered" bathrooms to the University of Colorado-Boulder campus, the Boulder Daily Camera reported in its Monday editions.

"It's about creating more welcoming spaces," Bryce Abelson told the newspaper. (I'm fighting the urge right now to make some juvenile and offensive comments! Enjoy my benevolence, people! - Ed.)

Abelson identified himself as "gender queer," a person who is neither male or female. He said he doesn't feel comfortable in the men's bathroom and gets strange looks when he walks in the women's bathroom.

Task force members believe the costs of changing current male and female bathrooms will be minimal because only the signs need to be changed on existing bathrooms. One bathroom already exists outside the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center.

The sign for a transgender bathroom is half of a figure wearing a dress and the other half wearing pants.

The tasks force is taking its request to CU officials, but no decision has been made.
Sometimes, words fail even me!