“Every New Yorker has the legal right to use the bathroom consistent with their gender identity, no questions asked — and these powerful ads affirm this right,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio in a statement.
Ads like these, instructing readers to “look past pink and blue” and to “use the restroom consistent with who you are,” will begin appearing all across the city, including in subway cars, phone booths, and community newspapers.
The campaign — which will costs $265,000 according to BuzzFeed — comes at the height of a polarized national debate over transgender rights, following multiple complaints of harassment and denial of access to public accommodation from transgender individuals.
Reminder, transgender people make up about 0.3% of the population
. Yes, that's a tiny fraction. Yes, it does seem a bit excessive to spend upwards of $250k to give them pretty pink and blue posters so they may use the porcelain throne of their choice sans judgement from those disgusting people who use the potty of their biological gender. But don't you dare say the trannies are not valuable as a people, you hater. Look at the poster again. Get your mind right.