Carytown grocery store has new gender-neutral bathroom

Carytown grocery store has new gender-neutral bathroom

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A local, organic grocery in Carytown has a new bathroom, and a photo from their instagram shows that it is gender neutral.

Ellwood Thompson's posted: "In case you missed the latest change in store, our restrooms are now #allgender. You'll find these signs at the front restroom & the back two as well! #genderinclusive #genderopen"

"Since the bathrooms are only one-toilet-per-bathroom, we thought it was a good time to promote a message we felt strongly about – gender neutral bathrooms," Colin Beirne, marketing manager at Ellwood Thompson's told GAYRVA.com.

The post has both positive and negative comments.

"Love this. They may have already been co-ed, but making this statement it vital," said user nickel_bridge.

"I don't see why it still needs the pics of what a man or woman should look like. Isn't 'bathroom' enough?" said user scjolley.

Beirne says the store is proud to support the community.

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