Last week, the City of Long Beach announced that all single user restroom in business and public places must be accessible to all genders. This comes after the passage of CA Assembly Bill 1732, which went into effect on March 1, 2017. Mayor Robert Garcia affirmed that, “providing inclusive, safe, gender-neutral restrooms is an important step forward for Long Beach”.
Due to the guidelines imposed by AB 1732, all single user toilet facilities in Long Beach and throughout California must be designated by proper gender-neutral signage to ensure equal access to all. With the March 1st deadline already passed, all existing City buildings and places of public accommodation must take steps to ensure their restroom facilities comply.
The required unisex signage consists of a geometric triangle and circle. The triangle symbol should contrast with the circle symbol, either light on a dark background or dark on a light background. No pictogram, text, or Braille is required on the symbol (as pictured below).