What have we turn into? Of late, we are becoming selfish, self-centered, uncaring and "I want it all" attitude... and all boils down to toilet use tsk tsk tsk
First and foremost, I abhor discussing about LGBT as there will always be a conflict within. Whilst there might be a need to respect their off-lifestyle, it should be within the limits of one's belief and religious conviction.
LGBT is a choice and not designed as such. Many chose this off-lifestyle based on their experience. Lesbian, gay and bisexual are habitual in nature and because of that, should the majority of society succumb to their demands and recognise their "special" desire?
Transgender is a more complicated issue which needs further knowledge. On surface, transgender are those who were caught in between, spiritually and physically. Their case calls for specialist to determine their actual gender and these specialist needs to come from various fields including physical science and spiritual beliefs.
That said, those in the LGB group should stay to their physical form ie a lesbian can enter and use a female toilet regardless whether they are wearing pants or not. Hey... there are countless women out there in pants, so I see it as a non-issue.
The same goes to gay. They can be physically masculine but prefer same sex activities. These group can freely use the gents cubicles as they will not create uneasiness amongst their own men flock.
Bisexual? What's the issue? They are basically men and women who likes to expand their sexual experience to include both sides of the world. Outwardly, they are physically what they are ie man as man and woman as woman. In this case, they can use their own gender toilets for their needs.
Transgender?? Ahh... these are the special case. But... how many are they really in Malaysia? I bet not many are transgender. What you see are pseudo-transgender, those who opts for cross-dressing because of their experience and preference, not contributed by their "entrapment".
When I say they are not many, it means their community is a small one.
Now, let's visit the OKU. Ras Adiba Razi shouted "No, handicap toilets are for OKU". How many times did you see handicap toilets occupy in your numerous trips to the rest rooms? My experience, I can count with my fingers...
What does that leave us? It means our handicap toilets are under-use. That's why some handicap toilets is jointly use as store rooms. It is just under use.
Now, if handicap toilets are already proven under use, why hue and cry if Fuziah suggested the handicapped toilets to be temporarily joint use with the transgender? That way, the toilet management will see the need for handicapped toilets to be properly maintained and use.
There is no need to purposely build another "LGBT" toilets for them. Case close. For long term measure, the government, NGOs, religious councils and special groups should sit down and come up with a better solution to LGBT issue.
To Ras, don't be selfish as if the handicap toilets are 100% full all the time with long queues... it never was that much in use, anyway. To the LGB of LGBT group, use the toilets as what your physical body calls you... for the T in LGBT, you are welcome to temporarily use the handicap toilets to answer the call of nature, not for some off-style activities.
Me? I will stick to my non-LGBT stand... simple, isnt it?
Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...