Stuck on the toilet issue…
2GO Travel, the Manila-based largest passenger ferry company in the Philippines, highlighted its support for “diversity, acceptance and inclusivity” with a Facebook post boasting of the all-gender restrooms in its vessels so that “anyone can use this restroom regardless of gender identity or expression.”
Bathroom/toilet/restroom access continue to be debated particularly for transgender people.
For instance, only this May, transgender woman Shannon Remotigue Gonzaga alleged she experienced discrimination during a visit to Isla Reta Beach Resort in Samal in Mindanao. She alleged that she was refused from using the toilet stereotypically for those assigned female at birth unless she could prove she already underwent gender affirmation surgery. When she complained about the way she was treated, the resort’s owner even threatened to sue her for supposedly maligning the company; and then released a statement outright banning trans people from visiting the venue.
With 2GO Travel’s post released in June, as the LGBTQIA community marks Pride, it stated that this month “is about love, life and equality,” the company’s post stated.
It remains unclear, however, if 2GO Travel has (other) pro-LGBTQIA policies, aside from the all-gender restrooms. Outrage Magazine already contacted the company to ascertain if it has other pro-LGBTQIA policies, but no response was received as of press time.