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LGBT Street Harassment

Panti Bliss Just Made Another Important Statement About Street Harassment

Patrick McNeil | Posted 03.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Patrick McNeil

Bliss isn't asking for you to consider more carefully the little things - like holding your partner's hand - so that you too feel what she's felt her entire life. She's asking for a greater understanding of your privilege, because all the little things she experiences add up to something pretty big. And that's significant.

A Type of Public Harassment We Need to Talk About More

Patrick McNeil | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay 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 06.10.2013 | Gay 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.