Street Talk

Who is your favorite LGBT icon and why?

Jude Nesmith
student | Philadelphia
“Harrison Browne, the first professional team-sport athlete to come out as trans. He won two championships with his teams, retired, and now he’s transitioned and is an advocate for other trans people.”
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Do you think LGBT youth would be better off with LGBT foster parents?

Jason Casey
Student | North Philadelphia
“I do think LGBT youth would be better off with LGBT parents because they’d have a better understanding. The children would have parents who know where they’re coming from and it’s not a constant fighting ground between the youth and parental figures.”
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What would you like to see from Philly's LGBTQ community?

Bruce Harvey
Retired | University City
“I’d like to see more notices in the newspaper about things like the Mornings Out get-togethers that I go to every week, where 20 percent of the time roughly, they go elsewhere from the William Way building to view something like a retirement community for example.”
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Do you think a gay candidate could win a presidential election?

Phil Charron
executive VP | Wissahickon
“I do think that they could win a presidential election. It would be an uphill battle with the perspectives some folks in this country have. But if they put a good campaign together and they can resonate with folks, I think there's been a monumental change in the past 10 years that would make it possible.”
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