Singing protesters confronted the ultra-conservative Westboro Baptist Church on Tuesday with a message of love outside Philadelphia’s Mazzoni Center, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community health center. More LGBT voices were heard throughout the Democratic National Convention. Equality Pennsylvania, a progressive LGBT statewide advocacy group, held an event downtown Tuesday.
Temple DNC News Bureau correspondent Alexa Ross spoke to Steve Corbett on Corbett’s Corner talking about the unification of the Democratic Party and featuring an interview with Jude Mandrarano, Bernie delegate from Scranton, PA.
Steve Corbett of of WILK Newsradio in Northeast Pennsylvania is hosting his three-hour afternoon program from Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention this week.
On Monday, Corbett and Ross discussed the reporting collaboration and Ross interviewed Scranton Mayor Bill Courtwright.
Photographs by Karen Turner.
Above: Mayor John Street speaks with Tracy Yatsko of the Temple DNC News Bureau earlier this month. Photograph by Christina Klos for the Temple DNC News Bureau.
Former Philadelphia Mayor John Street met with the staff of the Temple DNC News Bureau last week to discuss the 2016 election cycle, his experience as a public official and his expectations for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. During Street’s first few months as mayor, the 2000 Republican National Convention was held in Philadelphia.
At “these conventions more than any other place you can go — with the possible exception of a state fair — you actually see who this country is, which you don’t see every day,” said Street. “Seeing delegates from Iowa and Florida are so different than what we see everyday here in Philadelphia.”