Gender-neutral restrooms going in at Anchorage schools


Elementary school students returning from spring break found a new feature at some schools in Anchorage: Private restrooms for those who don’t want to use the female- or male-designated restrooms.

Lake Otis Elementary School now has its first gender-neutral restroom, located in the nurse’s office area of the school. The sign on the wall, pictured above, shows an image that represents a half-male-half-female on it. At least two other schools in Anchorage are getting signs that mark single-use restrooms that are available for one of three gender choices to use — Alpenglow in Eagle River and Chugiak Elementary in Chugiak.

The solution comes during a time when more and more people don’t appear to know what gender they are, having been taught that gender is something that is fluid. The gender-neutral restrooms may prevent conflict and heartache over girls’ restrooms in schools being taken over by boys who sometimes identify as girls, in the way that gender-fluid males are now taking over female athletics.

In science, gender is defined by chromosomes. Humans have two sex chromosomes, the X and the Y. Females have two X chromosomes in their cells; males have X and a Y chromosomes in theirs. In modern society, however, science is being discarded and gender is considered “assigned” at birth and may be changed on a whim.

The newly remodeled area of the Lake Otis Elementary School is part of a nationwide trend to accommodate gender dysphoria, a growing cause of the Democratic Party. The restroom is in an area frequented by teachers and staff, and is not in the vicinity of the general student population, although may be used by students who request the privacy of the single-stall facility.


  1. They couldn’t just use the standard ‘male / female’ sign that is used everywhere else when there’s only one private restroom that men or women use one at a time? They had to find this sign? How much bureaucratic time was wasted on selecting this sign? Was there a committee that chose this? Imagine those discussions! How much more did this *woke* sign cost than the standard male/female sign? Must be special order from Seattle. But – hey, make sure you vote yes on School bonds to get even more of this at taxpayer expense.

    • The sign has been used in UK for years. Many if not most restrooms there are gender neutral. Seems perhaps borrowed as exact same sign. Where I first saw the sign was on campus at University of Sussex in a student frequented area, about seven years ago. Still, although you and I know a male is a male and a female is a female, in away this sort of takes the wind out of the sails of those using all of this for their political agenda. Now let’s make a third sports designation for the ‘trans’ athletes and leave women’s sports alone!

  2. I was amused recently when applying for my “Real ID.” I had to track down utility receipts to PROVE my address, after living in Alaska only 50 years. And they objected when I tried to submit a photograph of Brad Pitt (I’m apparently the only one who notices the striking resemblance). They forced me to use a more accurate photograph and I was not even allowed to smile. But when it came time to state my weight and gender, they have no limits on creativity. So I “identified” as a male that day using my “goal weight” of 180 lbs. Now I have a Real ID to prove it!

  3. Gender is not fluid. If you grew up confused your parents were shitty and had no business being a parent, if you grew up in a foster home your foster parents should have the right to raise children revoked permanently. Psychologists who accept gender fluidity need to have their practice shut down and their licenses revoked. Todays culture accepting this trash is what’s screwing kids up, if you are an adult perpetuating this garbage you need your dammed head examined or knocked upside with a 2X4.

    • Wow I could not have said that better!! Yes to all of that! I feel so sorry for school kids anymore…If you don’t know what gender you are, you have serious mental issues.

  4. According to Mr Josephson “it is the fastest growing demographic” meaning it is trendy and hip.
    Frankly this works better, than having biological boys in the girls’ restrooms or lockers.
    I find it interesting that this program targets elementary schools, instead of high school. One would think that gender dysphoria would be more prevalent amongst teenagers and young adults, who are emotionally more vulnerable, due to their hormonal changes.

    • Unfortunately this won’t stop males from entering the female restroom. In Wasilla my daughter left class to to avoid male presence in the restroom, only to be followed from class by a male who just stood in the girl’s restroom staring at her. We had to sign up for special permission to use the nurse’s private restroom. As an older woman I found it uncomfortable and inappropriate to find young men in the girl’s restroom just chatting and hanging out. I consider it child abuse to have to undress in front of a young man, so I was really uncomfortable with using the restroom.

  5. Gender confusion at this level is a white, progressive fad. Sooner rather than later kids will get interested in the next fad and this goes away.

    In the meantime, how many kids are gonna be mentally, emotionally, physically damaged?

    I don’t care where confused people pee as long as only girls go in the girls room.

  6. No problem with this, if its SINGLE occupancy.

    I take it’s the same with the teachers toilets too, and the transgender kids/teachers can use ANY of those as well.

    There better not be any *DISCRIMINATORY TEACHER ONLY* facilities in this location. #equalrightsforallkids

    Oh, and teachers, PLEASE, define something for me, as you do for your pupils:

    “What is a woman?”

  7. This gender neutral bathroom is a crazy idea. It is a joke. Now instead of taking care of screening and sick kids that Nurse can spend her day monitoring her bathroom. So they will extend it to larger bathrooms at the high school level. Look at other states where girls are being raped because of this idiotic gesture. Get rid of the Unions and the leader of it who doesn’t have children. Alaska has the highest rapes in the country, so you are setting up a new violence for our women.

  8. Glad my kids go to school in the valley. They have been taught at home and in real life who they are and where to go to the bathroom.
    Even our communities out here know the difference.

  9. You know those rv owning residents they can always loan out their rv’s to conservative campaigns for staking out the election center. If i owned an rv i’d loan, i-d take it out of storage loan out to a conservative needing it during the weeks of ballot counting. Perhaps the school board and assembly conservative candidates have that to watch nothing funny happens against them. You know sometimes we don’t need instruction accepting immorality that just regularly seeing an image everyday is influencing enough.

  10. Gender is biological and complex. School board, parents and teachers should make the decisions, not politicians and churches

    • Problem is Frank, activists are making these decisions, we should leave biology to science and scientists.

      Simply put, how many biological genders does proper hard science recognize?

      I’m beginning to think, many people are unable to follow the scientific method, the evolutionary record speaks for itself. #male #female

    • Respectfully Frank, gender is not complex. You either have an X or Y in your genetic make-up, which you can not change and which dictates your body’s bio-chemical make-up and appearance.
      It is interesting to me that you list the members of the school board (definitely all politicians) before parents. Especially for elementary students, the parents right to decide, when to introduce these subjects to their kids should not be infringed or usurped by the government.

      • Not according to Wiki and scientists, some women have xy chromosomes and some males have 47 chromosomes. Conservatives like to keep there messaging simple, biology is not simple.

        • Nice try Frank.
          The point you so studiously ignored, is that you can not change your genetics.
          In my view basing policy on the very rare genetic cases you listed does a disservice to creating a harmonious society.

          Wikipedia? Really?

          Try this this from the National Human Genome Research Institute:
          “Do males have different chromosomes than females?

          Yes, they differ in a pair of chromosomes known as the sex chromosomes. Females have two X chromosomes in their cells, while males have one X and one Y chromosome.

          Inheriting too many or not enough copies of sex chromosomes can lead to serious problems. For example, females who have extra copies of the X chromosome are usually taller than average and some have mental disability. Males with more than one X chromosome have Klinefelter syndrome, which is a condition characterized by tall stature and, often, impaired fertility. Another syndrome caused by imbalance in the number of sex chromosomes is Turner syndrome. Women with Turner have one X chromosome only. They are very short, usually do not undergo puberty and some may have kidney or heart problems.”

        • And Frank, those vanishingly rare exceptions only prove the general rule.
          What is about you radical leftists that makes you fawn over and applaud so heartily everything that is abnormal, dysfunctional and socially destructive? Why is it that you so dearly uphold, parade and LOVE that which is bizarre, deviant and outside the norm? Why are your values (to the extent that you have any) so counter-traditional, counter-logical and counterproductive?

        • Another fact from Wiki below Frank, they’re a lovely independent couple of girls sharing one torso. BUT, they are not “the norm” they are a genetic abnormality. In your world, should we insist clothing manufacturers are legislated, from the bench, to make hiking jackets with two heads? No, that would, once again, be a little silly, you’d have to agree!
          Abigail Loraine Hensel and Brittany Lee Hensel (born March 7, 1990) are American conjoined twins. They are dicephalic parapagus twins (having two heads joined to one torso), and are highly symmetric for conjoined twins, giving the appearance of having a single body without marked variation from typical proportions. Each has a heart, stomach, spine, pair of lungs, and spinal cord.

  11. See spot run was instructive for little children in grade school when school wasn’t forcing indoctrination to insanity.!
    See spot on my pants created by a penis or a vagina whatever I prefer is what we “adults “ have surrendered our children to!?

      • Your right Gunter and Suzanne has flagged it. The school district has no business doing this in elementary school. And I prefer the students are taught reading and math. Both of which are ranked in Alaska last or near last in the nation. Guess the Anchorage school district failed at education and decided to move along to indoctrination instead.

  12. Yesterday, my children were hit with bait: win a trip to disney for four people. A ‘read-a-thon’, it was called. Yeah, nah, it’s a fund raiser for chrome books run by an outside company. ASD gets 80% of the profit. Didn’t ASD get a buttload of covid money not long ago? Aren’t they down something like 2 or three thousand students? Aren’t they proposing yet another bond?

    Yet they have money for this idiocy. No. We will not be participating in your ‘read a thon’, ASD. Nor will I be voting for your bond. Clearly you have enough money you don’t know what to do with already.

  13. This is pure evil! As a former employee with ASD working with Elementary aged children, this is grooming of the littlest of these precious children. This has to be stopped to protect these young impressionable young minds. Even the knowing of these bathrooms in their schools causes confusion & unhealthy feelings for such young children. How is ASD notifying elementary aged students that these bathrooms are available in their schools? I see unethical grooming education being implemented in greater measures in order to inform the students of the reason for these bathrooms. Please let our children be children without adults implementing disturbing behavior causing abuse to these precious children and robbing them of their innocents.

  14. You can vote the school board out. Will you bother, Anchorage?

    Voting trends say you wont bother.
    But you will whine.

  15. They didn’t learn from the rapes that have occurred in other school districts around the country. Boys lurking in girls’ bathrooms. Obviously not but then again mainstream media didn’t give it much coverage and now it’s all forgotten. In fact, I think the father of one girl got labeled a domestic terrorist due to his anger.

  16. Another waste of education money, the school district is getting worse year by year with the liberal social thinking.

  17. Chugiak Elementary was a trash school before this happened… sure doesn’t surprise me they are one of the first to adopt this liberal propaganda.

  18. I agree with Andy and, sadly, with The Masked Avenger. We’ll be lucky to get 20% of Anchorage to vote and, when they do, more than half will get it wrong. Again. Government + apathy = Sh-t Show.

  19. I was in Portland, OR a while back with a friend that needed a surgical procedure preferably done outside of Alaska. The waiting room at that hospital had a sign that said something about that restroom being intended for those with a uterus. It seemed an odd comment at first, particularly in that I was clearly being excluded.

    It made more sense after a couple moments… particularly in the freak show that is Portland.

  20. Let me guess…This was a requirement pronounced on the school and written into the contract in order to receive the Federal money to pay for the remodel. Wait until you see what is required in order to get the federal rona money.

  21. The school district apparently has enough money to dedicated supposedly limited building spaces to install gender free bathrooms. Who needs classrooms anyway?

  22. 1.7% of US births are intersex (born with both sets of reproductive organs). This is approximately the same rate as people being born with red hair These gender neutral bathrooms serve these people who would be otherwise be forced to use a bathroom that does not meet their gender identity.

    • That is a LAUGHABLE, Lorenzo, and blatantly dishonest to boot. Stop with your perverse radical leftist gaslighting and trumpeting of the weird and the deviant. The true percentage of those not born XX or XY is less than 0.1%, that is, less than one in a thousand. And we are supposed to restructure our very society and social norms for that?

    • Change your search engine to DuckDuckGo, first page, third line down, WebMD:


  23. Miss Gender:
    Which restroom to use when I have to pee
    The choice is easy my parents told me
    All you need is to look down below
    A glance provides all you need to know
    You have either a lock or a key

  24. Jefferson your number comes from “identifiable at birth” statistic. The problem is that there is a huge number of people are unable to be identified at birth because they present with male reproductive organs as ovaries are not visible from a visual inspection. The number identified by age 18 is 1.7% when the associated developmental issues arise. I suggest reading the research by Anne Fausto-Sterling.

    • You cut and paste from Wiki, but omit the important part, SLOPPY research!
      Fausto-Sterling and her co-authors suggest that the prevalence of ″nondimorphic sexual development″ might be as high as 1.7%.[9][10] Fausto-Sterling and her co-authors suggest that the prevalence of ″nondimorphic sexual development″ might be as high as 1.7%.[9][10] ***Leonard Sax says that this figure includes conditions which most clinicians do not recognize as intersex, and that in those….***

    • Lorenzo, are you claiming that ALL “it is suggested and might be as high as 1.7%” intersex individuals want to be women, despite also having male equipment? That alone is a really big assumptive leap and clearly based in perception not science, especially considering that Fausto-Sterling includes genetic conditions like Klinefelters and Turner syndrome.
      Per the NIH:
      If the term intersex is to retain any meaning, the term should be restricted to those conditions in which chromosomal sex is inconsistent with phenotypic sex, or in which the phenotype is not classifiable as either male or female. Applying this more precise definition, the true prevalence of intersex is seen to be about 0.018%, almost 100 times lower than Fausto-Sterling s estimate of 1.7%.

      Again basing public policy on rare genetic cases, does a disservice to society.
      The issue here is not sex per se, but the interference of government into the parents prerogative to raise their children as they deem appropriate. If you are an adult, you are responsible for your actions. Kids should be off limits, since they have neither the maturity nor experience to appropriately weigh the emotional and physical impact.

  25. Stupid has no boundaries, no conscience
    This crap is just to continue to undermine the family and indoctrinate our children.
    Stop the madness.
    DMV, get your act together, Male or Female, thats it
    ASD, get your act together, Male or Female, thats it
    Twigs and berries – MALE, not allowed in female restrooms

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