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2020 Olympics in Tokyo to have transgender-friendly toilets

March 3, 2017

Tokyo city in Japan will install gender-neutral public restrooms in the venues being built for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

The existing restrooms or toilets for either men or women are wheelchair-friendly but they take up a lot of space to build.

So, the new toilets will be smaller and open to all genders including transgenders.

By giving suitable options to people with physical disabilities and transgenders, the government hopes to reduce the queues for accessing the restrooms.

The initiative also hopes to create awareness about transgenders and promote inclusive approach.

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