Street Talk

What LGBT achievement would you like to see in 2011?

Enrique Marquez
law student | Washington Square West
“A national anti-bullying law. All the suicides in 2010 really affected me. Something needs to be done. I’ve seen a lot of bullying in Texas, where I used to live. It was quite persistent. I think there should be criminal sanctions because bullying ruins lives.”
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Who had the biggest impact on LGBT rights in 2010?

“Tylynn Carter
student | West Chester
“Oprah Winfrey. She does a lot of good for people. Her show covers LGBT topics in a sensitive way. Whenever she’s asked if she’s gay, she denies it — but also uses that opportunity to explain that being gay is OK. She doesn’t bash gay people to make people believe she’s straight.”
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What's your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

Lauren Dougherty
nurse | Society Hill
“Green-bean casserole with cream of mushroom soup, fried onions on top sprinkled with breadcrumbs to get an au-gratin effect. I love vegetables. The combination of green beans and mushrooms creates a savory taste.”
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Will the lame-duck Congress repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"?

Chelsea Lawyer
student | Washington Square West
“No, I think they’ll let it slide. It’s fear, and a lack of compassion, that will prevent them from acting — which is completely regrettable. We’re talking about basic human rights and human dignity.”
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Have you been bullied or bullied someone?

Lilly Bamberi

student | Washington Square West
“I was bullied in elementary school. I had buck teeth and people would call me ‘rabbit.’ That broke my 7-year-old heart. Eventually, I lost the buck teeth, but the experience was awful. I still have bad memories.”
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Are schools doing enough to prevent LGBT suicides?

Evan Bohnenblust
student | Graduate Hospital area
“My focus would be on family, friends and victim advocates. They would be the most effective in preventing a suicide because of their emotional connection to the person. I don’t have a lot of faith in a school’s ability to help. They would just be paying lip service.”
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Should Obama have mentioned the contributions of gay servicemembers in his Iraq speech?

Sean Clark
assistant teacher | Fishtown
“It would have been great if he did, but I’m not going to criticize Obama for not doing that. I fully support the right of gays and lesbians to serve in the military. But there were more pressing issues that Obama needed to address in his speech, like unemployment.”
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