Street Talk

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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Should the pope issue a formal apology for the Catholic church's treatment of LGBT people?

Livi Barry
barista | Kensington
“Absolutely. He seems more open than past popes. I don’t think it would be a long shot for him to apologize to the LGBT community. I think it would mean a lot to people, even outside of the church. And it wouldn’t cost a dime!”
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Would you attend a White House party while Trump is in office?

Leah Allyson
yoga teacher | Fitler Square
"Yes, I would. I'm always interested in engaging with people with whom I disagree. I would go and try to have a conversation with Trump. I heard he's very charismatic. I'd ask him if he'd consider having a conversation with people of differing opinions."
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What was the top LGBT story for 2017?

Corey Brooker
information tech specialist | Mount Airy
"Trump's ban on transgender people in the military. I'm really inspired by the strength of the opposition to Trump's bigotry. Even though he's attempting to do something reprehensible, the courts and the populace are rejecting his scheme. I find that very encouraging."
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