The Transgender Community Has a New Way to Find the Right Doctor and Finding A Public Bathroom Just Got Much Easier For Trans People

By Junior Mayema,

This is a great news, i only know an app to find gender neutral restroom wow they are making easy now for gender non-conforming and trans people called REFUGE

Refuge Restrooms is an app that tells “transgender, intersex, and gender non-conforming individuals” which bathrooms are safe to use all over the world.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/emaoconnor/everyone-need-to-pee-safe#.krew5zLJg

Refuge Restrooms / Via itunes.apple.com

You search for restrooms in a particular city, and a map will highlight the approved locations.

Other users and businesses can add safe public restrooms with directions, reviews and comments.

The Refuge Restrooms website says that it went live once a similar website “Safe2Pee” went defunct.

“We seek to create a community focused not only on finding existing safe restroom access,” the Refuge website states, “but also looking forward and participating in restroom advocacy for transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming folk.”

Refuge Restrooms

You can also download gender-neutral restroom signs for your business.

“One of the biggest battlefields upon which the fight for transgender rights is taking place daily are restrooms,” the website contends.

“Obviously, we believe that every transgender person should have the right to use the restroom they want to,” the site states. “However, we also realize that … many transgender individuals still face both verbal and physical harassment simply for using the restroom. Nobody should have to face that – and that is why we created REFUGE.”

Today, Refuge Restrooms became downloadable onApple and Google phones.

Finding A Public Bathroom Just Got Much Easier For Trans People
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Watch BuzzFeed’s video explaining the need for genderless bathrooms.

And here is another great news below :

Refuge Restrooms / Via itunes.apple.com

You search for restrooms in a particular city, and a map will highlight the approved locations.

Other users and businesses can add safe public restrooms with directions, reviews and comments.

The Refuge Restrooms website says that it went live once a similar website “Safe2Pee” went defunct.

“We seek to create a community focused not only on finding existing safe restroom access,” the Refuge website states, “but also looking forward and participating in restroom advocacy for transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming folk.”

Refuge Restrooms

You can also download gender-neutral restroom signs for your business.

“One of the biggest battlefields upon which the fight for transgender rights is taking place daily are restrooms,” the website contends.

“Obviously, we believe that every transgender person should have the right to use the restroom they want to,” the site states. “However, we also realize that … many transgender individuals still face both verbal and physical harassment simply for using the restroom. Nobody should have to face that – and that is why we created REFUGE.”

Today, Refuge Restrooms became downloadable onApple and Google phones.

Finding A Public Bathroom Just Got Much Easier For Trans People
Twentieth Century Fox

Watch BuzzFeed’s video explaining the need for genderless bathrooms.

Florida Lawmaker Says Using Restroom Is A Choice For Transgender People

The Transgender Community Has a New Way to Find the Right Doctor

by Heather Dockray

http://magazine.good.is/articles/new-app-helps-trans-people-find-trans-friendly-doctors

Image via Flickr user http://www.audio-luci-store.it

Finding a good doctor is never easy. But finding a doctor for many transgender people can be especially difficult: someone who isn’t just sensitive, but keenly attuned to the specific needs of transgender individuals can be rare. That’s why a new app called “TransHealth” helps transgender people find trans-friendly doctors in the location, and specialty, they’re looking for.

According to The Daily Dot, all of the providers listed in the database will be screened in advance to ensure that they’ve been properly trained. Kade Clark, who founded TransHealth along with two other partners, told the Dot: “Over half of trans people educate their doctors on how to treat them … And then about 19 percent are refused care. They don’t even have the chance to educate the doctor because they won’t even see them. So people get to a point where they stop looking for care, which is the biggest issue.”

TransHealth will be divided into four separate categories: medical, legal, mental health, and crisis. Currently, the app is in its start-up stages, with a Kickstarter expected to launch sometime this July. A similar app, RAD Remedy, is also in its planning stages. While TransHealth screens doctors, Rad Remedy acts like a Yelp or ZocDoc, allowing users to search for trans-friendly providers in unique specialty areas that run the gamut from allergies to top surgery.

While both apps are relatively new, their impact could be transformative. Check out a video explaining TransHealth below.

(Via The Daily Dot)

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