Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Are Now Open in the White House

Spokesperson says people can choose which bathroom they want to use.

A gender-neutral bathroom at UC Irvine. Photo by Flickr user Ted Eytan.

In a pretty symbolic move in support of LGBTQ rights, the White House opened a gender-neutral bathroom on Wednesday, and it’s situated right next door to the West Wing. Somewhere, your bigoted Uncle Lester is absolutely seething. Chill, Uncle Lester. You don’t have to use the gender-neutral bathrooms if you don’t want to.

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Let's Be Fair to Common; Sarah Palin's Favorite Band Advocates Satan and Teacher-Student Sex

Some conservatives are upset that Michelle Obama invited the rapper Common to the White House. But is there a different standard for white rock bands?

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin likes Van Halen so much that she named her kid, Trig Paxson Van Palin, after the '80s rock outfit. "[I] always liked the middle name Van because, you know, growing up in the '80s, Van Palin would be a really cool name," she told the Anchorage Daily News soon after Trig was born in 2008. Who knew the woman whose name has become synonymous with America's far-right family values movement was so comfortable with Satan, booze, drugs, and student-teacher relations?

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The White House and GOOD Ask: What Are Your Ideas to End Childhood Obesity Within a Generation? [UPDATED!]

Following the success of last month's joint question, the White House and GOOD are joining forces again to...

Following the success of last month's joint question, the White House and GOOD are joining forces again to ask: What are your ideas to end childhood obesity within a generation?

As part of the First Lady's Let's Move campaign, President Obama created a Childhood Obesity Task Force back in February. The White House blog reports that the task force is at work on an action plan for solving the problem and is looking for steps that each of us can take to achieve that goal.

Today from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. EST, the White House will stream a live discussion that you can access here, to share ideas related to empowering parents to help make healthier choices for their kids, improving school food, and promoting increased physical fitness.

1:30 p.m. EST: Opening Session with First Lady Michelle Obama

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