Swedish swimming pool opens gender neutral changing room

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Posted: Jan 28, 2015 7:23 AM

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A public swimming pool outside the Swedish capital is reopening this weekend after building a third changing room, for people with a "neutral gender identity."

The city of Sundbyberg, a suburb of Stockholm, says it's the first LGBT-certified swimming pool in Sweden, a country known for its tolerance toward lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people.

Officials say the new changing room, which is designed for one person at the time, can also be used by people with disabilities or those who prefer to get changed in private because of their religious beliefs.

In Sweden, where people tend to have relaxed attitudes about nudity, public swimming pools typically have communal changing rooms and showers without private stalls.