Bathroom Laws

For many trans and gender non-conforming people, using gender separated public restrooms can be a highly stressful experience. On June 6th 2016, the City of Seattle passed an All-Gender Restroom Ordinance that mandates that all public single-occupancy bathrooms be open by people of any gender identity or sex. Signage should be present and indicate that the restroom is open to all genders.

If you find a public building in violation of this ordinance, file a complaint with the Seattle Office of Civil Rights:

For more details on this ordinance, please visit:

If you need support around this, reach out to Washington Safe Alliance

If you have a smartphone, download Refuge Restrooms to see all single-occupancy all-gender restrooms in your area: