In Queer Channel Media, Rhodes Perry and Jason Terry note:
UNDER DISTRICT [of Columbia] LAW, all residents have the right to use a bathroom consistent with their gender identity or expression, regardless of others’ perceptions. The regulations also specify that all single occupancy restrooms (any restroom intended for use by one person at a time) in any public or commercial space, like a restaurant, should only use gender-neutral signage. For example, signs reading “Men” and “Women” must be replaced with signs that read “Restroom,” or another non-gendered label.
Despite these regulations, many businesses all over D.C. are not in compliance with the law, which is why the D.C. Trans Coalition along with the D.C. Office of Human Rights recently launched the Bathroom Access & Safety Campaign, otherwise known as the “Pee in Peace Campaign” — a community mobilization project designed to ensure bathroom access and safety for all District residents, including trans and gender non-conforming individuals.
The groups are developing a list of all non-compliant businesses throughout D.C.
Hopefully the data collection will make note of how many of the non-compliant businesses are owned/managed by gays and lesbians.
Inquiring minds should want to know.