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“…I GET HARASSED OR TREATED…”

I’m a young guy and I get harassed or treated badly a lot on the streets and elsewhere. I get called faggot a lot and I experience a lot of homophobia and other forms of sexual harassment, discrimination and violence even through I’m not actually gay. It seems like it’s not actually about sexual orientation … Continued

“HE THEN WALKED ALONGSIDE ME…”

I was returning from vacation in the early evening on New Year’s day, carrying a heavy duffle bag and an additional smaller bag through the subway and the streets, struggling under the weight of my luggage. A man behind me on the street shouted “happy new year, have a nice night” at someone; out of … Continued

“THIS IS MY SECOND STORY ON HOLLABACK!, ALTHOUGH…”

This is my second story on Hollaback!, although certainly not just my second encounter with harassment. I was just in Paris for NYE. The evening was quite mild so I had my huge puffer coat unzipped. As I was walking through a crowd of people, a man walking in the opposite direction literally grabbed me … Continued

“HE KEEPS YELLING ACROSS THE STREET…”

I often walk alone from my car to my house when I come home from work dressed in my nursing scrubs. There’s a man that sits in the corner of my neighborhood, who drinks beer all day who is intoxicated often and every time I walk by he says, in a slurred voice, “Hey nurse!” … Continued

“Mm-Mmm”

  A man, about early 40’s or older made an MmmMmm! Comment at me when walking out of the metro platform at CWE station. I asked him what he said, and he began shouting at me “those shoes!! Those shoes!!” while looking angry at me. I had shin-high boots on because it was cold out. … Continued