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’

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

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Nearly 600 gender-neutral restrooms now available throughout Portland

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

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Editorial: A vote for potty parity

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

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Seattle Parks & Recreation All Gender Restrooms / Changing Room Study

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

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Why New York City has a Public Bathroom Problem

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

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

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

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Safe Stops

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

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

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

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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

“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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From the Blog

The POOP Project is coming to Portland 2/22/2020!

Straight from New York City, The POOP Project is coming to Portland! How do you break the potty taboo and catalyze creative conversation about sustainable sanitation for the person, planet and world community?  The People’s Own Organic Power (POOP) Project​ has been showing us how, using a brilliant combination of theater,…

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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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Celebrating World Toilet Day with NYC Restrooms 4 All

World Toilet Day brings toilet folks together. It’s a lively and thrilling time. Emails, messages, and greetings flying in every direction creating an ever denser network of connections. Our work is tough. Taming the taboos takes time. People who deal in pee and poop are easy to ignore. Practitioners, policymakers, promoters…

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