For the last five years, members of the LGBTQ+ community have been in action of getting a gender neutral bathroom at Lincoln. After a long period of planning, the bathroom is scheduled to open November 22, the Friday before Thanksgiving Break starts.
“Kids will be able to use it starting the following week because it’ll open at the end of the day”says Leah Burian, leader of the gender neutral bathroom project. The project is run through the GSA Club at Lincoln, which is the Gender Sexuality Alliance. It meets on Tuesdays at lunch in room 146 and all are welcome.
A panel and discussion was held Wednesday, October 26 on the upcoming opening of the bathroom. “It was a courageous conversation about the gender neutral bathroom. Parents can come for the thirty minute presentation,” said Burian.
The bathroom will be located in Junior hall in replacement of the women’s bathroom. Nothing in the interior is going to be changed, just the sign on the outside. This bathroom will allow use for any student of any gender.