According to a 2019 study by the American Academy of Pediatrics, youth whose restroom and locker room use were restricted were more likely to experience sexual harassment and violence compared with those without restrictions. Executing more inclusive policies will protect Trans and non-binary individuals, and your staff, from a preventable situation which may prove harmful both physically and psychologically.
The Lavender Policy Center will collaborate with city departments to implement best practices and procedures for team members that interface directly with the community. Every resident deserves to be treated with respect and dignity when using public facilities. Through our partnership we can work to identify potential areas of concern while developing modern solutions. Our organization can also connect management staff with other nonprofits around Connecticut to provide more specialized cultural competency trainings for their departments.
More information on this study can be found here.