All-Gender Restrooms Take Off In Beijing

By Justine Lopez, June 17, 2016

0 0

We’ve discussed Beijing’s obsession with toilets before, but now the city is taking its so-called 'toilet revolution' in a whole different direction. The capital officially launched a campaign to promote gender-neutral restrooms in the capital last month, and the movement is gaining a lot of attention.  

The campaign was launched by the Beijing Gender Health Education Institute (BGHEI) in May. Since then the NGO has been requesting bars, restaurants and offices around the city to replace traditional male/female signs with the 'all gender' restroom logo, People's Daily reports. There are now roughly 30 restrooms in Beijing that are open to all genders. The goal is to make life a little bit easy for transgender people, especially those with children. 

Stroll down Gulou Dong Dajie and you might just spot signs for restrooms that feature this new, all-gender logo (pictured above). The logo features a person in a dress, a person in pants and a person dressed in a half-dress, half-pants outfit. Certain NGOs, such as the UN Women and the UN Development Program, have supported the initiative and also offer all-gender facilities in their offices. 

BGHEI has announced plans to release a map marking the location of every all-gender restroom in Beijing.

more news

More Beijing Venues Gradually Re-Opening

Venues in Chaoyang district and other parts of the city are slowly getting back to normal.

Universal Beijing Resort to Gradually Re-open

The Resort has been closed since May 1 due to COVID-19.

377 COVID Cases in Beijing Since June 9

The latest outbreak has been linked to two venues of Heaven Supermarket Bar.

351 Beijing COVID Cases Linked to Heaven Supermarket Bars

Cases in the latest outbreak were first recorded on June 9.

Beijing Bar Chain Faces Closure for COVID Superspreader Event

After the latest chain of infection was linked to two of the venues, it seems the business owner may now be in trouble.

China Hotel News Roundup: June 2022

What's been going on in the wonderful world of hospitality!

Beijing’s Latest COVID-19 Outbreak Might Be Coming to an End

Beijing has gone three consecutive days without community transmission of COVID-19.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at ThatsBeijing for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Beijing With

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday


Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Beijing!

Visit the archives