Practical advice before I enter the lion’s den. The issue of my using the women’s changing facility was left in limbo on Saturday. The acting manager was pretty sympathetic, but the entire issue is well above her pay grade.
So tomorrow, I need to start the process of talking to the centre officially.
I shall be relying on the Equality Act (as opposed to the GRA). I shall say absolutely no to any suggestion I go along with a compromise and use the disabled facilities.. Somewhere along the way, I will throw in a question about what the problem is anyway, since a) no-one much seems to get naked in the area in question and b) dads regularly take their daughters into the male changing area.
It may be that the management just roll, and it turns into a discussion of how we accommodate myself. If they don’t…if they start um’ing and ah’ing, I shall boot it on to the EHRC and GIRES straight away.
Beyond that, I am more than willing to attend any sort of meeting with the “concerned” parents, as well as to help the centre with its diversity notification which, as I think I mentioned before, possibly does not include trans in its categories.
Anyone got any further thoughts.
BTW…it might be relevant that although this is a Council property, it is possibly leased out to a private health club to run.