PGN Special Edition Coverage

In November 2015, then-Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed a law requiring all new and renovated city buildings to scrap “men’s” and “women’s” bathrooms for gender-neutral bathrooms, a move in line with other major cities across the country such as Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas. Not yet known is to what extent this law has been effectively policed, or the number of $2,000 fines issued for non-compliance.

Two hours before the show, the room inside the William Way LGBT Center looks like any other town hall — one can imagine it hosting a bake sale or Bingo or a Bar Mitzvah reception. Parents set up snacks and baked goods on two long, plastic folding tables. Others set up black folding chairs facing a temporary stage. A woman hooks up DJ equipment next to the small stage, the piano pushed off to the side.

It is no secret that the Internet has captured the minds and souls of millennials. Social media has progressed rapidly, and we struggle to keep up with trends that come and go in mere weeks or days. These platforms such as YouTube have allowed ordinary people to become public figures, who entertain and influence the masses by posting short videos from home showing glimpses of their everyday lives.

Back-to-School Mini Ball

6-8 p.m. Sept. 30

The Attic Youth Center, 255 S. 16th St.

Strut the runway at this mini ball to mark the back-to-school season. For more info, visit

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