afer hree monhs and urher negoiaion, resegregaion was im-posed.
As lae as he 1970s, cour batles over segregaion o publicaciliies coninued (e.g.,
James v. Sockham,
1977).In line behind women and blacks were people wih disabiliies, who waged heir own gh or ull public paricipaion via archiec-ural modicaion o bahrooms, enryways, and more (see Serlin,chaper 8, in his volume). Teir movemen resuled in legislaionha changed building codes and made he provision o an inclusiveoile a legal requiremen.ransgender and oher gender-varian people have now joined hecivil righs oile queue, sraining—wih a mix o ear and indignaion(and conciliaion)—or admission o he public bahroom. radiionalsex-segregaed public resrooms bring hem rouine risk o being in-suled, mocked, atacked, and even arresed. As inerim remedy, hey hun or bahrooms in which hey eel sigma ree and physically sae,iming heir visis o avoid poenially conic-ridden overlap wih oherusers. Te possible policy soluions o heir problem vary rom unisex orsingle-sall bahrooms o educaion campaigns ha migh, or example,cause ohers o be more open o he gender-nonconorming people inheir mids. Whaever he bes ulimae remedy, he demand or rans-gender oile provision sirs public conroversy, even among hose sym-paheic o he campaigns or civil righs o hose who have come beore.Because ransgender people do no conorm o socieal expeca-ions o “male” and “emale,” heir mere presence in a sex-segregaedplace raises anxieies abou gender and sexualiy.
Ever since psycho-analyic heory linked oile raining wih sexualiy, bahrooms andsex have been inrinsically conneced in boh public imaginaion andscholarly analysis. Paricia Cooper and uh Oldenziel, in heir bril-lian analysis o he culural meanings o bahroom space, commen,
Te very creaion o bahroom spaces, which are rouinely sepa-raed by sex, reec culural belies abou privacy and sexualiy.Separaing women’s and men’s oile aciliies prevens eiher sex rom viewing, accidenally or oherwise, genials o he oher. Te bahroom is a place where genials may be ouched bu no primar-ily or he purpose o sexual simulaion. Wesern social norms also