KXAN News: Austin’s Gender Neutral Bathrooms

“The city’s adoption of these new regulations are the result of a national campaign by the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) organization to bring attention to gendered restroom facilities which can present uncomfortable and dangerous situations for the gender non-conforming community,” the city said in a statement.

Texas and I have our differences. I was born and raised here, in a now-dying Texas tradition of genuine Western ranchers, cowboys, and cattlemen. God knows I’ve struggled, as I’m not anything like what I was raised to be. 

But I’m rooting for you Texas! I know Austin is very different from the rest of Texas, but I hope you, as a whole, will progress and become part of a diverse world, rather than separate from it.