Proposed by LGBT Rights Officer Sean O’Carroll, the motion mandates that gender neutral bathrooms be available at all SU events, where feasible. The Rights officer and President are further mandated to work with the college to get gender neutral bathrooms available in every building in college. Gender neutral bathrooms have already been provided in the Arts Block, having opened this year after collaboration between TCDSU and College.
Following the decision of NUIG and University of Limerick to introduce gender neutral bathrooms, this is in-line with a movement throughout third level institutions across Ireland to provide gender neutral facilities. It also follows the Department of Education’s recommendations to include gender neutral bathrooms in schools in an effort to support transgender students.