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New NYC subway ads promote transgender restroom rights

Photo: New York City Commission on Human Rights

A new campaign from the New York City Commission on Human Rights will start appearing on subways, bus stops, and phone booths soon that will wade right into the hysteria over which bathroom transgender people should use.

“Use the restroom consistent with who you are,” the ads read. “In NYC, it’s the law. No questions asked.”

The ads will also run in newspapers – including Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Russian, and Bengali language publications according to Buzzfeed.

Seth Hoy, Commission on Human Rights spokesperson, said in a statement that the agency “has investigated such cases in the past and continues to receive and investigate complaints where individuals are harassed or denied entry to restrooms because of their actual or perceived gender identity.”

“Bathroom discrimination is a regular occurrence for the transgender community,” Alisha King, one of the New Yorker featured in the ads, said in a press release. “So much so that many of us avoid even using public restrooms to begin with. I sincerely hope these ads help people understand that transgender people are just people just like you. We just want to use the restroom safely and be treated with respect.”

Check out the other ad after the jump.

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