Posts Tagged ‘ potty parity ’

Social inclusion, toilet rights, and legal protection for transgender Americans

August 31, 2016
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Social inclusion, toilet rights, and legal protection for transgender Americans

Public toilets have long been at the forefront of human rights advocacy in the United States. During the past year, the transgender community and parents of young children who identify with a gender other than their birth sex have successfully advocated for laws requiring gender-neutral toilet rooms to ensure greater privacy. This expansion of...

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Urinals complete Victoria BC streetscape.

March 11, 2011
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Urinals complete Victoria BC streetscape.

Victoria, the genteel provincial capital of British Columbia, has been quite sophisticated in addressing the troublesome issue of public urination.  For the past five years the city has been funding street toilets and appears to have good public support.  There are lessons to be learned. During the early days of PHLUSH, we were interested...

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PHLUSH to serve on global technical advisory committee

December 5, 2009
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PHLUSH to serve on global technical advisory committee

In related news, PHLUSH will be serving with Clara Greed on a technical advisory committee trying to establish the Global Guideline for toilet design.   The committee is chaired by code officials from South Africa and Australia and coordinated by Jay Peters of the International Code Council.  PHLUSH will be looking especially at CPTED....

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Guest Post: Code change is the best way to increase restroom availability

September 24, 2009
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Guest Post:  Code change is the best way to increase restroom availability

By Robert Brubaker, Program Manager, American Restroom Association Code change is the best way to increase restroom availability. 090809rb 8:23 am 090809cm   1:45 pm   546 words A State code expert from Kansas,  Eirene Oliphant has submitted potty parity code change proposals that address some of the ‘long line’ problems women face waiting...

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Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH) was founded in Portland, Oregon and today collaborates with groups across North America.

PHLUSH is a member of the World Toilet Organization and a partner in the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance.

Our Mission Through education and advocacy, PHLUSH helps local governments and citizen groups to provide equitable public restroom availability and to prepare for a pipe-breaking seismic event with appropriate ecological toilet systems.

Our Vision Toilet availability is a human right and well-designed sanitation systems restore health to our cities, our waters and our soils.

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