Street Talk

Would you vote for a candidate that accepted money from the NRA?

Imtiaz Alam
teacher | Gayborhood
"No. Gun violence is very prevalent in society. The NRA isn't helping to prevent deaths from gun violence. Therefore, I'd never vote for anyone who has anything to do with the NRA. The NRA has a lot of power. I'd like to see the NRA use their power for good."
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Who's your favorite lesbian in history?

Edward Beckerman
house painter | Novato, Calif.
“Moms Mabley. She was a funny woman. I have all of her albums. When I die, my children will get them. I need humor to get by in life. And Moms Mabley always made me laugh.”
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Would you like Melania Trump to speak out in support of LGBT rights?

David Alexander Jenkins
philanthropist | Rittenhouse Square
“Yes. I think she owes the people who have dressed her and styled her the support that they’ve given to her. I’ve met her several times. I can’t imagine her saying anything negative about LGBT rights.”
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Should Amazon be headquartered in Philadelphia, despite a lack of statewide LGBT protections?

Chris Bey
home-health aide | South Philadelphia
"Yes. It will bring much-needed revenue to the state. The money could soften the burden experienced by members of the LGBT community in Pennsyl-vania. It won't give people everything they want, but it can bring some comfort. At least we'll get more money into the state."
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Should there be a national holiday honoring the LGBT movement?

Teya Crawford
student | Gayborhood
“Yes, I support that. The LGBT community has faced a lot of discrimina-tion. They’ve overcome many obstacles. A national holiday would be well-deserved. Also, it will raise awareness about LGBT issues. Everyone should be aware of the LGBT community.”
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Could an openly transgender person vying to become a U.S. senator be victorious?

Jamie Brill
marketing specialist | Holland, Pa.
“Yes. People are more open-minded to that sort of thing. We have a lesbian U.S. senator in this country. If people can accept a lesbian, why not accept a trans person? We’re on the right path. It might take 10 years. But we’re getting there.”
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Would you vote for Oprah Winfrey for president?

Stanley Brill
scientist | Holland, Pa.
“No. She’s too unqualified and inexperi-enced for that important position. I don’t care for Oprah Winfrey. She’s too shallow and not intellectual enough for me.”
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