I’M not speaking on behalf of anybody but myself, so if you disagree, please don’t rile up any transphobia and let’s instead keep it personal to me.

As a trans woman, I’m heavily in support of gender neutral toilets everywhere (Warrington Guardian, November 8).

There has been no evidence that this increases risks to anybody, male or female.

If somebody has the intent of being a sexual predator, it frankly isn’t going to make a difference whether there is a stick man or stick lady on the door.

I’m very fortunate in my current situation as people tend to see me as female anyway, so I don’t tend to get awkward encounters any more.

‘Any more’ being the key words here.

Early in my transition, I could not tell you the amount of times I avoided using public toilets after getting comments from men in the men’s room, and from ladies in the ladies.

I have done very strange things to avoid using toilets, which I won’t speak of.

Then one day, when out in Dundee and eating at a Five Guys, I was too desperate to pee so braved it, only to find the toilets were gender neutral.

There were three separate doors, each from the floor to the ceiling, and each with a toilet, a sink and a bin inside. The fact that it was gender neutral did not mean there were other people from all backgrounds passing urine onto each other.

It basically meant that it was your toilet from home, but in public. No harm done whatsoever.

With schools, the above remains the exact same. Is it not weird as it was the old fashioned way?

When I was in school, the boys’ toilets had a long urinal and a few cubicles. Wouldn’t you rather children in their own cubicle rather than standing next to four other boys?

And then the trans kids. First, let’s not deny their existence, because of course they exist.

There are obviously also children that are confused, going through a phase and grow out of it too. But some kids don’t.

For some kids, it is there all of their life and they might dread this old fashioned toilet environment.

If you are male, try to imagine if you had to use the girls’ toilets as a child and how uncomfortable you would have felt. That is the experience of trans men.

If you are female, imagine having to walk past this line of boys at the urinal to get to the cubicle.

That is the experience of trans women.

Now imagine the gender neutral toilets described above. If you are trans, you don’t have to be in these uncomfortable situations.

If you are not trans, it really doesn’t make any difference other than not being next to a bunch of other people when you pee.

Which I reiterate is weird. Where is the need for fear here?