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Yelp to identify businesses with gender neutral restrooms

Yelp_BathroomYelp, the crowd-sourced review Website and app, announced today a new feature that will allow people to discover which businesses offer gender neutral restrooms for customers.

Rachel Williams, head of Diversity and Inclusion for Yelp announced the new feature on the official Yelp Blog. “Today we’ve begun rolling out a new business attribute that helps users identify businesses that offer gender neutral restrooms to patrons,” wrote Williams.”What constitutes a gender neutral restroom, you ask? Gender neutral restrooms are accessible to persons of any gender and are a locking, single-stall bathroom. On desktop and mobile versions of Yelp, users will be able to see whether or not a business offers gender-neutral bathrooms to patrons. We will also be rolling out the ability to search for businesses on Yelp by the Gender Neutral Restrooms attribute in the weeks to come.”

Yelp will collect this information from users and business owners in two ways. They will ask users who check into or review businesses like restaurants and retail shops if those establishments offer restrooms that are gender neutral. Additionally, business owners can edit the Gender Neutral Restrooms attribute from their business user account.

Yesterday, Yelp announced its participation in an amicus brief supporting trans student, Gavin Grimm, who filed suit against his local school board for denying him use of the boys’ restroom at his school.



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