Thanks for publishing this photo: Learn from Millennials – Ditch Bathroom (really, societal) Bullies – Families as They Really Are

This is not my photo, I uploaded it, from local DC Restaurant Baby Wale (@BabyWaleDC)

Gender Neutral Bathroom Sign Baby Wale Restaurant DC
Gender Neutral Bathroom Sign Baby Wale Restaurant DC (View on Flickr.com)

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Source: Learn from Millennials – Ditch Bathroom Bullies – Families as They Really Are

I added this comment to the article which I’m reposting here:

Hello Barbara/Contemporary Families,

Thanks for the work you’ve done to dispel myths about bathrooms, and for using my photos.

I would extend your argument a bit farther to point out that these are not bathroom bills and shouldn’t be labeled as such. They are exclusion from society bills and we have a lot more than 40 years of experience with those.

It’s is actually recommended that the term “bathroom bill” not be used because of this. You can learn more from the helpful GLAAD publication “Debunking the Bathroom Bill Myth” (I wrote about its helpfulness here https://www.tedeytan.com/2016/05/04/19902 )

Again, thanks for helping to make our communities healthier for all and I thought this would be useful in your communication going forward. All of my photos are Creative Commons licensed – feel free to use in the spirit of equal treatment for all.

Best,

Ted Eytan, MD
Washington, DC USA

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