Refuge Restrooms

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About this app

REFUGE finds safe restrooms for transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming individuals.


- Tap a map pin to see more information about a restroom, and be given directions to that restroom.
- Select the navigate icon in the top right bar to be given text directions to the selected restroom.
- Blue map pins = handicap accessible restrooms, red map pins = not handicap 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 drawer button in the top left and select "add bathroom" to add a new listing to
- Works best with GPS location enabled

Access to safe restrooms is an important transgender rights issue - REFUGE seeks to aid this mission. Visit for more information.
Updated on
Jan 13, 2022

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Ratings and reviews

453 reviews
Fern Moreno
October 24, 2022
Great intention and good focus in mind! This app and its developers just need more support to allocate more resources to this powerful and important tool! Would recommend a photo attachment feature as well as a form of time record/'last updated' feature! Highly recommend to a friend in need! Big picture change would be to stop using street addresses and just simple GPS as not all restooms have addresses, and/or a huge building (should and) could have multiple gender inclusive restrooms.
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A Google user
April 20, 2019
I love this app and I think it's very helpful. I'm a trans man and this app is a LIFESAVER. There's a few things I'd adjust. There should be an option to edit preexisting bathrooms. I've found a few with incorrect information (marked as accessible but definitely not, wrong address, etc). Also, the feature for adding bathrooms should be made... simpler? More accessible? I dont know, it just doesnt work like it should right now. Overall, the app is good though.
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Sage Jones
October 28, 2023
Feedback in app won't work so here I am. This app doesn't seem to work/update. I keep putting in new closer bathrooms to some of the places I am at regularly, and it still prompts me to go to one - always the same - far away location. There isn't even a list of nearby bathrooms, just one. I don't see how this app can work if it doesn't update and doesn't even list options. I also don't understand the point of the map if icons don't show where the bathrooms are
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