By Yanan Wang, The Washington Post
Students at Santee Education Complex, a high school in Los Angeles, thought they were settling a fraught debate in the simplest terms possible. Their campaign, launched this January, upheld a disarming message: “It’s Just a Toilet.”
Led by the Gay Straight Alliance on campus, they advocated for a multi-stall, gender-neutral restroom — the first in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest school district in the country. With a petition boasting over 700 signatures, they succeeded, and the bathroom was officially opened last week.
“All-Gender Restroom,” read a new sign on the second floor. Student activists rejoiced. “We just need to pee,” they had said, and now they could, comfortably.