NYC Mayor Launches Citywide Ad Campaign to Tout Policy of Allowing Men in Women’s Restrooms

NYC Banner-compressedNEW YORK — The Democratic mayor of New York City has launched a citywide ad campaign in recognition of “LGBT Pride Month” that touts the city’s policy requiring that citizens be permitted to use the restroom that correlates with their “gender identity.”

Mayor Bill De Blasio and the New York City Commission on Human Rights announced the campaign on Monday, which will include print ads and videos that will appear on subway cars, bus shelters, phone booths, and in newspapers and various social media placements.

“Use the restroom consistent with who you are,” the ads read, featuring photographs of transgendered residents. “Look past pink and blue.”

The advertisements also advise, “In NYC, it’s the law. No questions asked.”

“New York City has long been a leader in the fight for LGBTQ equality, and these ads are further evidence of the City’s unwavering support of our diverse communities,” De Blasio said in a statement. “While other cities and states are legislating intolerance and taking away individuals’ right to use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity, we are proudly standing with our transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers.”

As previously reported, De Blasio signed an executive order in March that allows men who identify as women and vice versa to use city-owned restroom facilities and locker rooms in accordance with their preferred identity. It applies to both transgender and “gender non-conforming” persons, the latter of whom are defined as those “who do not follow other people’s ideas or stereotypes about how they should look or act based on the female or male sex they were assigned at birth.”

In December, the New York City Commission on Human Rights also announced new guidelines under the city’s Human Rights Law that imposes fines on employers who use masculine pronouns for male workers who wish to identify as women and vice versa.

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Its interpretive guide includes a prohibition on “[i]ntentionally failing to use an individual’s preferred name, pronoun or title,” such as “repeatedly calling a transgender woman ‘him’ or ‘Mr.’ when she has made it clear that she prefers female pronouns and a female title.”

The guidelines further state that employers “should not limit the options for identification to male and female only,” as “[s]ome transgender and gender non-conforming people prefer to use pronouns other than he/him/his or she/her/hers, such as they/them/theirs or ze/hir.”

Violations could result in penalties up to $125,000 and up to $250,000 for transgressions of the law that are considered to be “willfull, wanton or malicious conduct.”

But not everyone is supportive of the national push to allow men in women’s restrooms and vice versa. In his blog “America, Look Up,” Pastor Bryan Ridenour commented on the Obama administration’s recent mandate that public schools allow students to use the restroom that correlates with their “gender identity.”

He pointed to Scripture’s exhortation in 2 Timothy 2:22, which reads, “Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”

“Instead of fleeing evil, our world chases after it like a moth to a flame,” Ridenour wrote. “Opening the door of our bathrooms and locker rooms to all genders or gender identities opens another Pandora’s Box in our already sin sick world.”

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  • Amos Moses

    Babylon (NYC) becoming more and more Babylon everyday ………………

    New York City To Allow Public Urination
    New York City To Allow Public Urination, So Minorities Can… … former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who cleaned up New York’s streets with “broken window” policies.

    So i guess it is now an option to just abandon any and all propriety ……. just “let it all hang out” ………..


    • Josey

      What a disgusting place to live, Giuliani cleaned it up and Blasio has dirtied it up, I hope a transient hikes his leg up and pees on Blasio.

  • Tandrea Spain

    Disgusting… women must unite on this issue. Men do not belong in female-only spaces.

  • Gal 5:22-23

    Good to see it, trans people should be able to use the restroom consistent with their gender, its not safe for them otherwise. Been the policy for decades in many places and the issues are so rare they just keep getting repeated over and over in the echo chamber.

    Reminds me of when they were so concerned with ‘gays in the military’ (as if they weren’t always already there). “What about the showers?!!” people would exclaim and I would say – “Deal with it the same way you would if there was someone you owed money to in the shower – don’t go in until they’re gone.” Problem solved.

    • hytre64

      …And if YOU were in the shower first?

      Say that your teenage daughter is showering in the women’s locker room, when a large, naked, male comes into the shower area. He is guilty of (A) Indecent Exposure and (B) Indecent Viewing. She was already there, and there is no way for her to avoid exposing herself to him or to avoid viewing him. In no way is this fair to her.

      • Gal 5:22-23

        depends on where you are – there is nothing inherently indecent about genitalia, other than in public spaces.

        Seeing a penis is no more criminal than seeing a vagina in a venue where nudity is to be expected.

        • hytre64

          In a women’s locker room, only FEMALE genitalia is expected, and being viewable only by those who are physically FEMALES; hence why criminal charges should be proferred.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            No, there is no requirement to a particular kind of genitalia.

            And that someone’s neurosis about talking with their daughter about this prevents them from seeing that the trans community is safer in the facility that matches their gender identity makes me sorry for them but doesn’t change the issue.

            Christians don’t live in fear, Christians are as compassionate as they can be. If there was a real risk from transgender people they might have a point, but there isn’t. In reality there would be no one more likely to protect that teenage daughter from anyone causing them harm that the transgender person. Empathy for those being hurt is part of the process from what I’ve seen.

            And you do realize that *IF* trans people had to go with presence or absence of a Y chromosome that teenage daughter would be sharing the facilities with trans men – big bushy beards, huge muscles, hairy chests, etc instead. Is that really what you want?

          • hytre64

            Christians are also to strive to be holy and pure. We are redeemed from the curse of sin, and have been counselled to flee all ungodliness.

            And no, I would not bet the safety of my daughters on one mentally ill person protecting them from other mentally ill people.

        • Jack

          Why do use Gal 5:22-23 as your user name? It does not fit the the tone of your comments. There is no fruit of the Spirit produced when protecting sin.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            I get the feeling you don’t know what the fruit is which sort of ends the discussion. If there was no fruit of the Spirit when dealing with sinners there would be no fruit at all.

        • Jack

          Why do use Gal 5:22-23 as your user name? It does not fit the the tone of your comments. There is no fruit of the Spirit produced when protecting sin.

          • Gal 5:22-23

            And that’s why chose it. A Christian knows that all are sinners and we are to treat them with the fruit of the Spirit regardless of their spiritual state for but for the Grace of God go we. Did God say they must change the Samaritan before loving them? Did He not say that mercy trumps judgement?

            And what you see on Christian boards are many Christians that seem to show none of the fruit of the Spirit at all, their words show no compassion, forgiveness or mercy. When before the Throne no one is going to be told they were too kind, forgiving, merciful, humble, or joyful for against these things there is no law. No so for those that are too judgement, hard-hearted, faithless, cruel and revilers of others – we can most certainly be too much of these and just how much of them God’s Grace will forgive is yet to be seen.

            If I see someone sinning I am not going to condone it but I am still going to make sure they are safe, fed, clothed and protected and most certainly that they can use the restroom they can be made feel safest in for as I treat the least of my neighbors is how God will be treating me.

  • Nidalap

    Common sense…

    Yep, it’s a superpower now…

  • Reason2012

    So notice the hypocritical logic they use:

    If you’re a man who only FEELS like a woman, even though you still have male genitalia, it’s “discrimination” to make him use the bathroom with other men.

    But if you’re REALLY a BIOLOGICAL woman (who obviously also FEELS like a woman, btw), then it’s NOT discrimination to make her use the bathroom with other men who will now walk in on her, both in bathrooms and locker rooms.

    Behold the hypocrisy of their “discrimination” lies.

    They want to discriminate against everyone else in the name of stopping discrimination. They are discriminating against and endangering everyone else by enabling_perverts, predators and_pedophiles.

    Contact your representatives about the REAL discrimination: forcing 100% of women and little girls to use the bathroom with men who will walk in on them in bathrooms and locker rooms.

  • Reason2012

    And notice the lie of homosexual/transgender activists who use contradictory claims to push their agendas:

    Homosexuality: genetics trump feelings: If a person does not want those feelings anymore, that’s too bad, because in spite of your feelings you can’t change genetic facts, like the genetic fact you’re supposedly homosexual.

    Transgenderism: feelings trump genetics. Don’t want to be a man anymore? That’s fine – ignore genetic facts, like the genetic fact you’re male, and mutilate your body to get in line with the REAL truth: your feelings.

    Behold the lies of the perversion activists – one says genetics trump feelings, the others say feelings trump genetics. Call them out on how they show they’re lying to promote this anti-moral, anti-Christian agenda, treating as criminals anyone who does not pledge their undying support for it. Pass this information on to anyone that’s in a position to rebuke these lies and get this satanic perversion out of our schools.

  • Reason2012

    “ACLU boss quits after daughters encounter men in bathroom”

    The late journalist Irving Kristol defined a conservative as “a liberal who has been mugged by reality.”
    After the reality of letting men use the women’s restroom hit too close to home for a prominent member of the American Civil Liberties Union, there may be a new conservative in Georgia.
    Maya Dillard Smith, interim director of the Georgia chapter of the ACLU, resigned after her own young daughters were traumatized by having to share a bathroom with grown men.
    “I have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a women’s restroom when shortly after three transgender young adults, over six feet [tall] with deep voices, entered,” she said in a statement.
    My children were visibly frightened, concerned about their safety and left asking lots of questions for which I, like many parents, was ill-prepared to answer,” she added.
    Explaining her resignation, Smith questioned the ACLU’s support of legislation favored by the transgender lobby.
    The African-American mother accused the ACLU of having become “a special interest organization that promotes not all, but certain progressive rights.”
    She also said the rights the group chooses to support are “based on who is funding the organization’s lobbying activities…”

  • TheBottomline4This

    Thank you Bryan!!! There are plenty of stories like yours out there. Keep sharing the truth that we have known about the trans choice, but they don’t want to hear.

    Now where are all the trans supporters to vilify this guy???
    Come on trans supporters don’t you have anything to say in defense of your cause???

  • Becky

    “Violations could result in penalties up to $125,000 and up to $250,000 for transgressions of the law that are considered to be ‘willfull, wanton or malicious conduct.'”

    Transgressions of the law. Anyone advocating these immoral laws are the ones that are in transgression of the law…God’s law.

    • ComeOnPeople!

      To whomever you obey that is the GOD you serve. I see persecution coming on for any who hold fast to HIS LAWS and not mans , just as was foretold 2,000 years ago. May the saints of GOD study, pray and fast so that they will be able to stand in these last days. Just watched the Switzerland opening ceremony for their 17 year in the making underground tunnel . This tunnel is near CERN. The ceremony was the most perverse pagan ceremony I have seen in a long time. Dignitaries shun Christianity because they are worshipping the god of this world and their flesh. That ceremony made me fall to my knees and weep. May the true GOD of heaven and earth wake people up before they no longer time left to turn back towards GOD and HIS LAWS.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Secular Westerners are the only species on Planet Earth to create problems on their own in the utopia which their Christian forefathers had created, suffering from the severe lack of external problems. Another luxury on Planet Earth. Laws and democracy work properly only with moral people. Society is a wreck if morality is gone; today’s USA is the grand proof. The world witnessed a shipwreck of Germany last centurty. Is it UK and USA’s turn? Strength is meaningless for immoral species. Today’s West needs Christianity for mental wellness and protection of women and children. Men are despicable when they willfully fail to protect women and children.

  • ComeOnPeople!

    That video below the news clip was so inspiring. I hope that man finds the true body of Messiah to fellowship with and grow. Those who shares their faults and sins and help each other overcome them. They don’t cut off the foot when it becomes snared in a trap but they help remove it and bandage it up because they understand every part of the body is important and needed. This is why I believe house churches are coming back. They help so many lied to and hurting people. This is where big mainstream religions fail in so many ways. Yeshua came to bind up the broken hearted and yet mainstream religions turn them away at the door. They look at the exterior of men so many time, failing to see their hearts. Oh to see a man who has been destroyed by sin fall in love with his CREATOR and come to know HIM.

  • Jack

    Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: Adultery, fornication, uncleannness, lascivicousness,

    Gal 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

    Gal 5:21 Envy,murders, drunkenness,revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

    Transgenders fall under this (emulations), thats why I couldn’t understand your username and stance on this issue. Thanks for answering, God bless.