Having introduced all-gender restroom signs to the Colby campus, Andy Kang ’15J, a former GLAAD intern, believes that such trans-sensitive projects promote a message that can lead to more powerful change.

“We don’t have to live in such a rigid world where people publicly preach for equality but then privately enforce inequality-sustaining structures,” Kang said.

He hopes that administrators of colleges and other organizations will implement an easy solution: focus on a bathroom’s function rather than on the genders of the users.