TOPSHOP has announced all of their changing rooms are gender neutral after complaints from customers on Twitter.

The policy came to light after performance artist Travis Alabanza was stopped from using a changing room at a Topshop store in Manchester.

Travis, who identifies as trans feminine and uses the pronoun ‘they’, tweeted: “Hey @Topshop just experienced transphobia in your Manchester store. Not letting me use the changing room I decide is ****, sort it out.

“Gendered changing rooms effect and put queer and trans shoppers at risk from harassment from other shoppers. It’s dated and dangerous.

“Who made you in charge of deciding who is woman enough to use ur changing room? U just lost an easy sale and money.”

One of Travis’s followers then replied to the tweets with a screenshot of an email they received from the Arcadia management team.

The email read: “As part of our commitment to equal opportunities and non-discrimination, we felt our policy needed updating. Though typically located in specific product areas such as Topshop or Topman, our fitting rooms are now available for all customers to use. This has been communicated across the chain.”

A spokesman for the store later added: “All Topshop Topman customers are free to use any of the fitting rooms located within our stores.”

While many online comments have been praised the move others have raised concerns over whether the current changing rooms in stores are suitable. 

One user commented: "Fine to have same sex facilities if they are single, hard walled, proper door cubicles that provide ceiling to floor covering but they aren't and I'm sure they won't be funding new ones."

Topshop has been asked to comment.