A pizzeria in North Carolina is making waves because of an eloquently written note explaining its gender-neutral bathroom policy.
Ever since the photo was posted to Facebook over the weekend and subsequently went viral, people have been showering Charlotte’s Pure Pizza with heaps of praise.
The note provides five simple bullet points to let customers know why they don’t offer gender-specific toilets.
Local resident Larken Egleston posted the picture to the community page for the Plaza Midwood area of the city on January 9, tagging Pure Pizza’s owner Juli Metcalf.
The note breaks down all the people who might need a unisex restroom:
- Single Dads with daughters
- Single Moms with sons
- Parents with disabled children
- Those in the LGBTQ community
- Adults with aging parents who may be mentally/physically disabled
“Thank you for helping us to provide a safe environment for everyone,” the note reads.
The post has received thousands of likes and hundreds of shares.
“It’s a very broad issue that there are often times people who need to find a gender-neutral bathroom,” Ghazi said.
They instituted the unisex bathroom policy in August.
“We haven’t had any issues with peeping toms or molesters or anything deviant going on in the bathroom. It’s been just a safe, neutral place for our customers to come,” she said.
Ghazi told WCNC that a woman who came to the restaurant with her disabled son was moved to teasr by the sign. The woman told Ghazi that since her son hit puberty, she doesn’t feel comfortable taking him into the ladies’ room.
Charlotte City Council is slated to vote on several of LGBT inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances that, if passed, would prohibit businesses from denying people based on their sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity.