Employees and visitors of Boston’s City Hall will be able to use gender-neutral bathrooms in the building.
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh signed an executive order on Thursday to immediately establish the restrooms on the fifth floor, outside Walsh’s office and the City Council chamber. In a statement, the city said Boston was among the first City Halls to do so in New England.
“Boston thrives on diversity, and is an inclusive city,” Walsh said in the statement. “This change will foster a safe and welcoming environment for employees and visitors, and will go a long way as we continue to work towards improving the lives of those who love and call Boston home.”
And following up the statement with a tweet, he called himself #WickedProud to make this happen.