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
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International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual holiday occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. The holiday was founded by Michigan-based transgender activist Rachel Crandall in 2009 as a reaction to the lack of LGBT holidays celebrating transgender people, citing the frustration that the only well-known transgender-centered holiday was the Transgender Day of Remembrance which mourned the loss of transgender people to hate crimes, but did not acknowledge and celebrate living members of the transgender community.
In 2014, the holiday was observed by activists across the world — including in Ireland and in Scotland.
This year, trans people all around the world will be showing their pride by posting selfies, videos and other media.
#TDOV#TransSelfieDay and #TransDayofVisibility will be used and all of those who fall under the Trans umbrella including but not limited to trans women and men, genderqueer and non-binary folks, all those who are agender, bigender, two-spirit, neutrois, intersex, trans feminine, trans masculine, genderfluid and/or gender non-conforming.
Make sure to use other trans-specific hashtags too.
My entry for this year’s Transgender Day of Visibility. This, beyond question, is the most painful, difficult selfie I’ve yet taken, but I felt it a very necessary one. (as you can see, my eyes are poofy from crying)
We (transgender people) are here and we’re not going anywhere. If my moment of heartbreak, vulnerability, dysphoria, fear and shame are enough to instill a modicum of inspiration to any other transgender person living in fear, living in the closet, feeling as though they are all alone, this photograph will have served its purpose.
This is me. My name is Gemma and I’m a transgender woman.
When the first picture was taken, I didn’t believe in myself. I lived a charmed life, but I was never able to achieve anything more then fleeting happiness. That was two years ago.
Now, I am living my dreams. I have a successful career at an amazing workplace. I moved out of my parent’s house. I’m living full time as a happy and proud woman, unashamed of my past and excited for my future.
Anyone who feels like they can’t achieve their dreams needs to listen: You dreams are valid, and possible. Commit to achieving your goals and don’t let your past hold you back. When I started down this road I was terrified and never believed I’d be able to survive transition, but look at me now!
I’m 27 and I’m just starting my life. And I couldn’t be happier. :D