As our world evolves, we are beginning to see new conflicts and debates surface, one of these being the issue of whether transgender individuals should be allowed to use the bathroom of the gender they identify. While many fear the risk of sexual violence in bathrooms, or fail to recognize transgender individuals as the gender they identify, there is something to be said about this issue: transgender individuals should be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice. With the recent leap for the LGBTQ+ community due to the legalization of same sex marriage, many individuals are finding the courage to “come out,” publically identifying with a gender identity or sexual orientation aside from cisgender or heterosexual. While being cisgender means identifying with the sex you were assigned at birth, and heterosexual is having a sexual attraction to the opposite sex, one of the identities that claims a main spot in the LGBTQ+ acronym is transgender. Although it is often used as a broad spectrum for individuals who identify with a gender apart from cisgender, the term “transgender” is most commonly used regarding individuals who identify with the sex opposite of what they were born. This being said, why shouldn’t transgender individuals be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice?