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Gay Street Harassment

Why We Shouldn't Lose Sight of Full Equality

Patrick McNeil | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Patrick McNeil

Whether at school or in public spaces, many LGBT youth don't feel safe and continue to face disgraceful levels of discrimination (and some don't feel safe at home, either). But when they enter the workforce, disadvantages persist.

Report: Street Harassment a Major Problem in the United States

Patrick McNeil | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Patrick McNeil

According to the report, 65 percent of women and 25 percent of men reported experiencing at least one type of street harassment in their lifetime, and many more men who identified as LGBT than men who identified as straight reported experiencing it.

A Type of Public Harassment We Need to Talk About More

Patrick McNeil | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Patrick McNeil

One reason this form of harassment is given less attention, especially in relation to harassment stemming from homophobia, is the same reason that women's stories of street harassment are often brushed off: We're supposed to be flattered by it.

Fighting LGBTQ Street Harassment: Speak Up, Speak Out

Patrick McNeil | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Patrick McNeil

When a heterosexual woman is accompanied by her partner, her chances of being harassed go down. For LGBTQ individuals the opposite happens. I've been harassed for holding hands with a boy. It's not news to anyone that it happens, but it does happen with alarming frequency.