Street Talk

What was the highlight of your summer?

Kuri Dorn
student/sales clerk | North Philadelphia
"I went to the Bahamas. It was a big escape for me, from school and work. Just being somewhere different meant a lot to me. It really is an idyllic setting."
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Will there be a cure for AIDS in your lifetime?

Joseph Conicelli
student | South Philadelphia
"Yes, within the next 20 years. I trust science and modern medicine. The LGBT movement will keep the fight going. They'll push it forward. Many LGBT people are becoming scientists. They'll be motivated to find a cure."
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What was the most powerful moment of the DNC?

Marc Britton
doorman | Queen Village
"I actually saw Madeline Albright in person. She appeared to be a lady of great self-assurance. Someone said she walked so fast, like a gazelle. I felt really fortunate seeing her. A memorable experience and a highlight of the week for me."

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What was the most powerful moment of the DNC?

Marc Britton
doorman | Queen Village
"I actually saw Madeline Albright in person. She appeared to be a lady of great self-assurance. Someone said she walked so fast, like a gazelle. I felt really fortunate seeing her. A memorable experience and a highlight of the week for me."

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Is police violence an LGBT issue?

Nina Bild
school psychologist | Milwaukee, Wisc.
"Yes, it's a human-rights issue. The LGBTQ community is marginalized just like the African-American community, so they should care about the issue of police violence and add it to their agenda. It can only help. There's strength in numbers."
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What's your opinion of Kathryn Knott's release from jail?

Nicholas Borsello
student | South Philadelphia
"She should have spent more time in jail. Hate crimes should be taken more seriously. It's wrong to assault anyone, but singling out someone because of prejudice makes the crime even worse."
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Will the Pulse massacre have any effect on pending LGBT legislation?

Stephanie Connor
pet groomer | Fishtown
"Yes. It was such an awful tragedy, a very overwhelm-ing event. I do believe legislators will be moved by it and push through ENDA. There's no way this tragedy can be ignored. It was hideous, horrendous and appalling. I was really pissed when I heard about it."
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