Yelp is helping to fight the good fight against the transphobic White House by pointing their users towards the nearest ‘locking, single-stall bathroom’ that is ‘accessible to persons of any gender’.
Yelp’s Head of Diversity and Inclusion Rachel Williams told Mashable:
This is one of the [first] times we’ve integrated any type of public policy or social stance into our products. Conversations started to happen internally about how uncomfortable people are with what’s going on in the world today in our country with people’s civil liberties and rights. Our product team wanted to help out and get involved.
You’ll be able to search for businesses that have gender neutral restrooms on Yelp the same way you’re able to search for businesses that are wheelchair accessible, have parking, or accept credit cards.
Yelp announced this new feature in support of Gavin Grimm, who sued his high school in Arizona for not allowing him to use the men’s restroom.
Rachel Williams said:
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.