This article from Time magazine discusses the transgender bathroom debate from a unique perspective. To reveal what happens when gender lines are blurred, the article focuses on a group of people called the fa’afafine in Samoa. The fa’afafine are born “boys” (with male genitalia and sex chromosomes) and are not only acknowledged but also embraced as a third sex in Samoa. Jeffrey Kluger, the article’s author, notes that “nobody flipping cares” which bathroom the fa’afafine use.
To learn more about fa’afafine people, visit the official website of the Society of Fa’afafine in America (SOFIA).