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Dedication of Philly Mural Celebrating Trans, Gender Non-Conforming People Kicks off Mural Arts Month

Kimberly Paynter
Mural Arts’ executive director, Jane Golden (left), with mural models Tazmere Stephens (second from left) and Jourdyn Wood (second from right) and artist Kah Tangi, celebrate the dedication of We Are Universal to Philadelphia’s trans community on September 28, 2021.

Mural Arts Philadelphia has created about four thousand murals in the city, and now the first one that celebrates trans and gender non-conforming people. WHYY’s Peter Crimmins reports the dedication of the new mural launches Mural Arts Month.

(Original air-date: 10/5/21)

WHYY’s arts and culture reporter Peter Crimmins first became interested in radio in the fourth grade, when he smuggled a contraband crystal-diode radio into the Boy Scout summer camp. Subsequent radio projects were more successful.