Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Atlantic City Bets on Transformation

One Friday morning at the end of September, a troupe of about 18 city, county, and state officials gathered on the seventh floor of Atlantic City’s stubby modernist city hall for an all-day workshop. The job at hand: Brainstorm ideas for the city’s application for a grant sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The nonprofit’s 2017 Mayor’s Challenge offers cities the opportunity to win a $5 million grand prize (or, for four runner’s up, a $1 million consolation prize). All Atlantic City has to do…