Gender neutral



To the Editor:

Congratulations to the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center and Healthy Acadia for planning a series of events regarding transgender and gender nonconforming people, as reported in the March 12 Mount Desert Islander.

May I suggest that town officials take the opportunity to inform themselves on this subject?

To my knowledge, not one town on Mount Desert Island offers public restrooms that are gender neutral. This is unconscionable, especially in light of recently completed facilities in Bar Harbor and new facilities planned for Seal Harbor and Southwest Harbor.

Providing single-stall, handicapped-accessible “family friendly” public restrooms serves us all.

Marjorie Russakoff

Southwest Harbor

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