Street Talk

What's your opinion of Ellen DeGeneres cancelling Kim Burrell's appearance on her show?

Jessica Batton
maintenance engineer | South Philadelphia
"I love Ellen. I totally support her sexuality, but she could have been a better sport and heard the girl out. Censorship doesn't solve anything. I think a dialogue between the two ladies could have been handled well, with them talking to each other respectfully."
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Should the names of jurors in the Bill Cosby trial be released to the media?

Leah Bush
doctoral student | Baltimore, Md.
"No, not in this age of social media. Social media will harass and stalk them to no end. I can't get behind that. However, it would be nice if we could get a breakdown of the vote — not by naming the jurors, just by their juror number. In a free society, we have a right to at least that much information."
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What advocacy cause should Melania Trump promote?

Marissa Athar
nurse | Queen Village
"Disability rights. It's our next frontier. We've done LGBT rights. Now the disabled really need some protections. I saw [on TV] a man with cerebral palsy sucker-punched by someone, for no reason. That was so sad."
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How will you commemorate the Pulse shooting on the first anniversary?

Ellie Belcheff
marketing intern | West Philadelphia
"I'll make a point of going online to GoFundMe or some other website to see how I can contribute financially to a victims' fund. I'll also post the information on my Facebook page and encourage friends to donate to the Pulse victims and their families."
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What LGBT warrior should be honored on Memorial Day?

Jocelyn Kilpatrick
student | South Philadelphia
"All the fierce people who fought in the Stonewall riots, especially the transgender women of color who led the way. They never had an opportunity to serve in the armed forces but they were brave warriors, nonetheless."

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