Mike Adams

Dear Dr. Adams:

You will not believe the "memo" that was taped on my office door at the University of (Deleted).  I am truly disgusted by what goes on at the university level. As a graduate student in education, I am constantly bombarded with Marxism and sexual politics.  Tell me what you think of the following:

 To students, faculty and staff of (deleted):

 On behalf of the GLBTRC (Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Trans-gendered Resource Center), Stop Hate on Campus, and the Transgender/Gender queer taskforce we are writing this letter to the people and offices of (deleted) to specifically address the bathrooms that we all share.

 This letter comes from the collective effort of many people in hopes of providing a place that is comfortable and safe for all the GLBT folks but specifically trans and gender variant people to visit and receive services here.

 A very important part of making this a safer space is to do everything we can to make (deleted) a welcoming place for trans and gender variant people.  We know that this is a place that fosters respect, clear communication, and sensitivity to the needs of the variety of people who work here and come here for assistance. 

 We are excited to increase the familiarity and comfort of everyone who works here with the needs and concerns of the trans and gender variant students and staff on this campus.

 A fundamental concern that we want to address is making (deleted) bathroom facilities safe and accessible for transsexual, transgender, and gender variant students, faculty and staff.  As you may know, bathrooms are a very serious issue for transgender, transsexual, and gender variant people.  Most bathrooms, including the ones in (deleted), are ?gendered,? meaning that they are marked with signs designating a room for ?men? and a room for ?women.? For many reasons, this creates serious obstacles to using these facilities for trans and gender variant people.

 It is vitally important to provide a safe place for trans and gender variant people to receive services and resources where they can use the bathroom facilities as easily and safely as all the other people.  Unfortunately, the current gendered bathroom options are not a safe haven, and we would like to work together to remedy this problem.

Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.