Must a political candidate support LGBT rights to get your vote?


Daniel Bowerman
medical consultant | Queen Village
"Yes. It’s an important issue and an issue of humanity. A candidate must support the community, which includes the LGBT community. If they don’t, then they don’t get my vote."

Frank Cholminski
courier | South Philadelphia
“Yes. It’s a deal-breaker if they don’t support LGBT people. It means they’re behind the times. Anyone who wants to be an elected official must be for equality. Otherwise, they can go fly a kite.”

Hassiem Cliett
student | West Philadelphia
"Yes. LGBT people just want to be happy. If someone doesn’t support their happiness, I wouldn’t vote for them. Our constitution gives everyone the right to pursue happiness. An anti-LGBT candidate has a right to run for office, but I would never vote for them."

Rayonna Johnson
student | West Philadelphia
"It would depend on the candidate. There are a lot of problems in the world. If they’re good on other issues, it’s possible that I’d vote for them. But if they actively want to hurt the LGBT community, that’s a no-go for me. I wouldn’t vote for that candidate."