PHLUSH in the News

The media covers PHLUSH activities and regularly seeks
out members for comment.

Portland converts 600 restrooms to gender-neutral, ‘all-user’

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“Portland converts 600 restrooms to gender-neutral, ‘all-user’.”  By Casey Parks. The Oregonian (Front Page!) September 22, 2016.

Nearly 600 gender-neutral restrooms now available throughout Portland

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“Nearly 600 gender-neutral restrooms now available throughout Portland.” KPTV Fox 12 News. September 22, 2016.

Editorial: A vote for potty parity

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“Editorial: A vote for potty parity.”  Salisbury Post (North Carolina). April 5, 2016.

Seattle Parks & Recreation All Gender Restrooms / Changing Room Study

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

Seattle Parks & Recreation All Gender Restrooms / Changing Room Study (WC201547) Young Architecture. 31 March 2016

Why New York City has a Public Bathroom Problem

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“Why New York City has a Public Bathroom Problem.” By Dan Nosowitz. Atlas Obscura. January 28, 2016.

Pieces of Portland: An inside look at America’s weirdest city

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“Sh*t Happens” in Pieces of Portland: An inside look at America’s weirdest city. By Marie Deatherage and Joyce Brekke. Quiltlandia, 2015.

Safe Stops

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“Safe Stops: For Restroom Structures, Security is Crucial.” By Rick Dandes.  Recreation Management. October 2015.

Don’t waste money policing public urinators—invest in public restrooms instead

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“Don’t waste money policing public urinators—invest in public restrooms instead”. By Daniel Denvir. The Atlantic City Lab. July 21, 2015.

Homeless People Have to Pee, Too. Find a Place for Them & Stop Complaining About It, You Monsters: New York’s two largest newspapers shamed a homeless man for urinating this week

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“Homeless People Have to Pee, Too. Find a Place for Them & Stop Complaining About It, You Monsters: New York’s two largest newspapers shamed a homeless man for urinating this week.”  By Ben Collins. The Daily Beast. July 20, 2015.


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A Report from the Rich Earth Summit

PHLUSH President Hayley Joyell Smith, currently a PhD student at the University of Georgia, reports on the Rich Earth Summit held at the University of Michigan, November 7-8, 2019. She was among the experts – entrepreneurs, engineers, farmers, regulators, researchers and practitioners – who explored the theme “Policy, Regulation, and…

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