REFUGE maps safe restrooms for transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming individuals.
- Tap a map pin to see more information about a restroom, including whether the restroom is unisex and/or accessible.
- Use the search bar to zoom to a specific address and view restrooms nearby - great for everyday use or travel.
- Don't see a location in your area? Tap the '+' button on the navigation to add a new listing to refugerestrooms.org.
Access to safe restrooms is an important transgender rights issue - REFUGE seeks to aid this mission. Visit refugerestrooms.org for more information.
- Adds iOS 9.0 compatibility
Ratings and Reviews
Love this app!
I’m cisgender and never have any problems finding a restroom I can use. Today I was at a cafe, and they had a unisex restroom. My first thought was this app, which I had heard about, never downloaded. After seeing the restroom, I immediately downloaded this and mapped the location.
This app is very easy to use, doesn’t take much space on your phone, and it only takes a few minutes (at most) to map a restroom. To anyone considering downloading this app: do it. Even if it won’t benefit you or anyone you know, do it to help someone in need. I live in a conservative area and can only imagine how frightening it must be to not be able to find a restroom you can safely use, without the risk of being harassed or getting in trouble. And to anyone trans, intersex, etc, this app can help you find nearby restrooms safe for you to use. Even if there aren’t any restrooms mapped in your area, all you have to do is map any safe restrooms you can find.
As a transguy this is so helpful. I can pass reasonably well, but even then I always prefer a unisex restroom. Public restrooms without the crippling anxiety!
I would like to ask if an additional label could be added for use: While unisex restrooms are ideal, the next best option is always the single stall/one-person restrooms - which are very common in many restaurants where I live. Could you add a label for these? I’d like to be able to find these if there aren’t any unisex options.
Thank you and keep up the awesome work!!!
This app is a wonderful thing for me. It's saved me many times when I'm in an unfamiliar area, and I recommend downloading it. There are a few things that need to be added/improved, including a way to edit your added restrooms (I made a mistake with one). I hope to see this app flesh out a little more with more features and improved interface screens, but in my experience it's a great app that can only get better.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.