(CNSNews.com) – Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg published a report last October that had been prepared by his “TCNCNB Working Group.” “TCNCNB,” as the report explains, stands for “transgender, gender-nonconforming and nonbinary…people.”
The report concluded that “gender-segregated bathrooms” were a problem that has to be dealt with.
“Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Jr., today released a report by the Transgender/Gender-Nonconforming/Nonbinary (‘TGNCNB’) Working Group with recommendations for the Office–and prosecutors across the country–to better serve trans and gender-diverse survivors, witnesses, community-based advocates, and employees,” said a press release put out by Bragg’s office.
“I would like to thank the members of the TGNCNB Working Group who collaborated for months to analyze our Office’s practices and suggest strategies to improve how we serve trans and gender-diverse survivors, witnesses, and community members,” said Bragg. “Commissioning this report helped to highlight where we can take stronger action, and now we will immediately begin to implement as many of these recommendations as possible and remain committed to transparency throughout this ongoing process.”
The “recommendations” section of the report includes a section with the subhead “Bathroom Accessibility Measures.”
“Being able to use bathrooms without the threat of violence or harassment is a human right, not a privilege,” it says.
“Gender-segregated bathrooms can represent an obstacle for people within a few different demographics, including, but not limited to, people with disabilities and parents of children of varied genders,” says the report.
“For TGNCNB people, and particularly individuals whose outward presentation may expose their gender variance, using gender-specific public bathrooms is an experience that may range from uncomfortable to traumatic and even dangerous,” says the report.
“Furthermore in accordance with Local Law No. 3 (2002); N.Y.C. Admin. Code § 8-102, it is illegal in New York City to discriminate against an individual on the basis of gender identity or expression, including denying access to bathrooms.
“We recommend that DANY continue to work with TGNCNB people, stakeholders and consultants to assess the current structural limitations and develop steps towards making all-gender bathrooms assessable within all DANY premises,” it says.
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