“When you are so absolutely terrified, you don’t feel comfortable using any facility even though under Massachusetts state law, you’re allowed to use any facility, that’s an act of violence. That’s an act of dignity degradation,” says Justin Killian, one of Gender Liberation UMass’ founders.
Members and allies of GLU, which advocates for transgender, gender non binary and gender queer students at UMass, occupied the bathrooms at Whitmore Administration Building Monday November 15, 2016. The occupation was dubbed a “shit-in” with nearly 120 volunteers the first day.
The occupation lasted until Tuesday November 16. Members of GLU met with administration the following day and reached an agreement, according to Amherst Wire.
Reporting and production by Katie Donegan