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Yelp now lists whether businesses have gender-neutral bathrooms

Yelp now lists whether businesses have gender-neutral bathrooms


And soon you’ll be able to filter out businesses that don’t

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Yelp is making it easier for users to find business with gender-neutral bathrooms, the company announced today. Starting today, a yes/no on gender-neutral restrooms will now show up as yet another attribute about a business you’re looking at.

“What constitutes a gender neutral restroom, you ask? Gender neutral restrooms are accessible to persons of any gender and are a locking, single-stall bathroom,” said Rachel Williams, Yelp’s head of diversity and inclusion, in a blog post. In the next few weeks, you’ll be able to filter business to display only those with a gender-neutral bathroom, if you wish.

The app will soon begin asking users who check into locations with the app whether or not they have access to gender-neutral restrooms. Business owners can also update their own listings with the info.

Yelp is among the dozens of tech companies that yesterday filed an amicus brief in support of Gavin Grimm, a trans student who is currently involved in a United States Supreme Court case over bathroom access. “At Yelp we thrive on inclusion and acceptance, and we hope that our support for Gavin’s case and the addition of this new business attribute will help our friends in the LGBTQQIA community,” Williams said.