REFUGE restrooms

3

Please Signal Boost and Share This Post!!

Refuge Restrooms is now available as a native iOS application through the Apple Store. And best of all, the app is completely free!

We are so proud and excited about the work that Harlan Kellaway has been doing on this native iOS client here at Refuge! Attached are some screenshots from the app.

Our listings are worldwide (with over 5700 listings at this time). If you don’t see any near you, please help us out by adding nearby safe bathrooms to our database!

As always, you can always access the database from http://www.refugerestrooms.org - - And there is also an unofficial client with limited features on the android store as well (that unfortunately has adds, which we are trying to get the developer to remove). And the official Refuge Android application in currently in development.

Get stoked. Refuge is coming to iOS

REBLOG. REPOST. SHARE. LIKE. LET PEOPLE KNOW THE GOOD NEWS!

APRIL 30//ALL AGES//$7//OAKLAND 

BENEFIT FOR REFUGE RESTROOMS - A NEW APP THAT HELPS TRANS* INTERSEX AND NONBINARY PEOPLE FIND RESTROOMS THAT ARE SAFE FOR EVERYONE and will focus on and participate in safe restroom advocacy

 !!!!!!!!!! 

 Doors at 5, music at 7 

snacks raffle drinks etc 

 Message me or email RefugeBenefit@gmail.com for location

REFUGE RESTROOMS IS AVAILABLE ON APP STORE AND GOOGLE PLAY

“Refuge Restrooms, a developing app we clued you in on last year that links transgender, intersex, and gender non-conforming folks with safe places to use the restroom, has just become available for download!

To create safer spaces, trans, intersex, and gender non-conforming organizers have demanded businesses, organizations, and schools offer non-binary restroom facilities.  

In response to these demands, some businesses and many college campuses across the country are embracing gender-neutral restrooms as an example of their commitment to inclusivity and safety. And while these are important steps in making sure that a safe space to take a leak is a human right that is realized for everyone, finding a safe restroom still isn’t easy.

Enter Teegan Widmer and her team at Refuge Restrooms. This interactive site catalogs restrooms that are considered safe to use for transgender and non-gender conforming folks.

But the vision of Refuge Restrooms can’t be fully realized without your help. App users can and should contribute to the database by adding new entries and rating the safety of existing ones. And the project still needs your help financially as well: as Refuge wrote in a recent blog post, “no one is getting paid for working on this.” Visit Github to find out how to contribute and download the app for iPhone or Android to find safe restrooms or submit new ones for other users to access!”

Read the full piece here

Pretty cool! Ball State University Student Government Association just passed a bill to increase bathroom access for gender nonconforming individuals. The bill would make any new building on campus (or remodel of an older building) include at least one gender neutral restroom. They cite Refuge Restrooms in the article and list the bathrooms in our database that are on Ball State’s campus. Pretty awesome to see some actual legislative progress. Even if it is just one campus. 

http://www.ballstatedaily.com/article/2014/02/sga-passes-gender-neutral-restroom-recommendation

Why isn’t there an app for LGBT people listing places that are LGBT owned/friendly? Like you could use your location and search for bathrooms, hair dressers, clothing stores, etc??

Refuge Restrooms has started a great thing where transgender and gender nonconforming people can search for a gender neutral or trans friendly bathroom near them, which is really cool. They need help in adding and reviewing restrooms in your local area: refugerestrooms.org

Make more things like this happen!

4

Here are some process photos of the mobile UI/UX design. Design by Stephan Leavens. There will be both a desktop version and a responsive mobile version. 

We wanted something pretty low tech in terms of demand on the device. So, we are not trying to reinvent the wheel. We are going to use a framework like Bootstrap to have a simple, clean, accessable design.