"Me and my husband were homeless in New York City. We had been on the streets for two weeks at this point, and hadn't showered. We desperately needed a bathroom but there were no public bathrooms anywhere around. After twelve blocks of walking we finally found a bathroom open to the public and we were ecstatic, only to be denied the code to the bathroom what we guessed was for our appearance. We offered to buy a drink or anything in exchange for the bathroom (even with our limited funds) and they still said no. I felt really judged and degraded, there was no reason to deny us except for our obviously unkempt appearance."