The Saskatoon Police Service is pleased to announce that it will open a public, gender-neutral washroom in the lobby of its headquarters building. The washroom is available to any person regardless of their gender expression or gender identity.
“The Saskatoon Police Service wants to demonstrate a greater understanding and appreciation of the LGBTQ community in our city,” says Chief Clive Weighill. “Designating a public washroom gender-neutral is one small step we can take in working to strengthen that relationship.”
Plans are also in place to provide diversity training to members of the SPS, with a focus on how to make spaces safer and more inclusive for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) staff and the public.
"The Saskatoon Police Service's creation and celebration of a gender neutral washroom has a two-fold effect: it creates a safe space for trans and gender diverse people, at the same time as setting a bold precedent for other public institutions, says Rachel Lowen-Walker, Executive Director OUTSaskatoon."
The media is invited to join us as we officially open the gender-neutral washroom on Thursday, September 22, at 10:30 a.m.