The students’ union proposed the Javadpur University (JU) to build gender-neutral toilets at the campus, authorities said on Friday, November 29, 2019.
A senior official said that the administration has received a proposal in which there will be setting up two gender-neutral toilets in the campus that can be used by both men and women and even by third gender people.
Speaking over the proposal, Arts Faculty Students Union (AFSU) member Dwaipayan said the union would be happy for the set up of the gender-neutral toilets.
“The proposal is yet to be placed before the panel that looks after developmental works in the campus. We are considering setting up not only gender-neutral toilets but also differently-abled-friendly ones,” a professor said.
School teacher Suchitra Dey, who was Hiranmay Dey before undergoing sex reassignment surgery in 2017, said gender-neutral toilets would be very helpful. She faced predicament while using toilets at JU before undergoing surgery but got a lot of support from the faculty.
Dey said, who is also an LGBT activist, “I could not go to men’s washroom as I was a woman deep inside even before surgery. Going to women’s washroom was also equally difficult. I hope no one goes has to go through such experiences now.”