Back when Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms made history as the second Black woman to lead the city of Atlanta, she made a lot of promises. One of those promises was to ensure that the city was inclusive to all Atlanta residents and visitors.
Just last week, Mayor Bottoms signed an administrative order into law that would turn 100 city-owned restrooms into all-gender use restrooms. The converted restrooms will be single-occupancy use only – meanwhile one person at a time. Approximately 113 bathrooms across Atlanta will become available to anyone regardless of gender.
Each restroom will have a sign that reads “Anyone can use this restroom, regardless of gender identity or expression.”
At this time, it isn’t clear how this change will ban gender-specific restrooms. These reassigned restrooms will become available across the city in various facilities such as City Hall, Public Safety Headquarters, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Prior to this order being signed, 11Alive reported that this project costs less than $20,000 and is slated to be completed by June 28th – which is the 52nd anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.