Street Talk

What would be a good Halloween costume depicting Donald Trump?

Christina Alexandra
student | West Philadelphia
"The costume should be a fancy tuxedo, with money coming out of the pockets. Trump isn't a politician but he's a very successful businessman. He's made a lot of money. That quality could benefit our country."
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What would be a fitting way for Philadelphia to honor Edie Windsor?

Anthony Hillanbrand
student | South Philadelphia
"She could get a street named after her. There's a lot of streets in Philly that nobody cares about; you could replace the current name of the street with her name. Nobody would complain. Naming a street for her would be fitting. She fought for an important cause."
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Should the city release the name of a police officer who kills someone in the line of duty?

Tiffany Ferriola
nurse | South Philadelphia
"Yes. I can see both sides of the story, but I think we need transparen-cy, consider-ing all the killings that are happening. It seems like every other day, you turn on the news and somebody has died [due to police], for no reason."
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Should Philadelphia have a trans crosswalk?

Hannah Herrera
restaurant manager | Gayborhood
"I have no problem with it. I don't see why anyone else should have a problem with it. I think it would be a very nice show of support for the trans community. They're having a difficult time under the Trump administration."
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Who's your favorite LGBT television character?

Kelly Haggerty
clerk | Gayborhood
“Titus Andromedon from ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.’ It’s a goofy show but he’s really funny. He takes everything to the extreme. He does parodies that always make me laugh. I’ve binge-watched that show.”
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What should happen to the statue of former Mayor Frank L. Rizzo?

Brycen Beam
barrista/dog walker | West Philadelphia
"The location is problematic. He wasn't very welcoming to every walk of life, so being in front of the Municipal Services Building isn't appropriate. He denied so many people city services when he was mayor. The statue should be junked, in order to make a stand with those he denied."
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What was the highlight of your summer?

Jeyon Brown
peer educator | Chinatown
"I attended an AIDS convention in Center City. It enriched my life. It was exciting and very informative. I learned a lot about the epidemic, and I met lots of new friends from around the world. I plan on keeping in touch through email and by seeing them at future events."
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