Month: September 2012

K.’s story: #bystandersuccess!

A street preacher started screaming at a passerby (a visibly queer man), saying that the passerby was a “pansy” and offended the eyes of the Lord. I stopped and questioned the street preacher, who said that the Lord “created everything.” I looked at him and said, “God sure didn’t make those shorts.” He was wearing … Continued

Wendy’s story: He laid down where?!

As I was walking home after a long day on campus a man laid down on the road to have a look up my dress, will never forget that day… I’m still angry today because he deserved nothing but a kick, I just stepped aside. This ill treatment of women in public spaces should stop. … Continued

DE BLASIO, HOLLABACK CALL ON STATE LEADERS TO PASS NEW LAW PROTECTING STRAPHANGERS FROM SEXUAL ASSAULTS

(reprinted from New York City Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio’s website) Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and the advocacy group Hollaback! today called on the State Legislature to pass a new law protecting straphangers from “subway grinders.” In a letter sent to Speaker Silver and Majority Leader Skelos, they criticized a recent court ruling that effectively … Continued