Equality Michigan and Connect2Protect – Detroit have launched an Indiegogo campaign called the Safer Sign Bathroom Initiative to increase the number of gender neutral bathrooms in Detroit. If successful in raising its $1500 goal, the organizations will reach out to local businesses with gender-segregated bathrooms, supplying them with free gender neutral signs.
According to a 2013 report from the Williams Institute at UCLA, 70% of trans* people surveyed have experienced denial of access to facilities, verbal harassment, or physical assault when trying to use a gender-segregated bathroom.
Equality Michigan and Connect2Protect intend to upgrade 10 or more bathrooms in the Detroit area, depending on the campaign’s success. The campaign ends Oct. 13 and has already raised over 20% of its goal.
For more information or to donate, go to the Indiegogo campaign here.