MQT on 2018-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2018
Question By: 
David Kurten
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given your previous statements on transgender toilets, will you be acting to change the signs on the doors of toilets within the Greater London Authority estate to indicate that they are 'gender inclusive' - or will you be maintaining the signage for men and women in the traditional fashion?


Answer for Toilets

Answer for Toilets

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There has always been gender inclusive toilet provision in City Hall in the public area on 2nd floor, the Chamber on the 1st floor and in staff areas in the separate toilet/shower rooms. However, the signage was not helpful on reflecting that they were gender inclusive.

We have replaced the signage on 1st and 2nd floors with the word "toilet" and removed the male/female pictograms. Replacement signage has been ordered for the staff shower rooms with toilets on staff floors to read "gender neutral toilet and shower" and male/female pictograms will also be removed.

Unfortunately, it has not been possible to make all toilets gender neutral, due to the configuration and sanitaryware.