[OutVoice] Anti-Violence March This Saturday in NYC!

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Thu Jun 15 18:51:12 EDT 2006

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From: <RJOrich13 at aol.com>
To: <Outvoice at outvoice.net>
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2006 6:28 PM
Subject: [OutVoice] Anti-Violence March This Saturday in NYC!

> Anti-Violence March This Saturday in NYC!
> Saturday, June 10, 12:30 AM - East Village, Manhattan
> On his way home, Kevin Aviance is brutally attacked by a group of men
> anti-gay slurs
> Saturday, June 10, 1:10 AM - Astoria, Queens
> A group of three friends are attacked by a larger group yelling anti-gay
> racist epithets and wielding a baseball bat
> Sunday, June 11, 5:45 AM - Astoria, Queens
> A man is followed off of an "N" train by another man who harassed him with
> anti-gay language, pushed him down elevated platform exit stairs to the
> and kicked and punched repeatedly.
> Make your voice heard...
> ...we will not be targeted even as we celebrate our History, our Pride and
> our Survival...
> March and Rally this Saturday
> Raise Our Voices Against Anti-LGTB Hate
> in Our City and in Our Neighborhoods
> When: Saturday, June 17
> Where: Gather at NE Corner of 14th Street and First Avenue at 2PM; march
> 3PM to Christopher Park (Christopher & West 4th Streets)
> Stand up and be counted Saturday...but anti-LGTB hate happens all year
> long...
> ...what you will do to help stop anti-LGTB hate and help those who fall
> victim to it after the March is over...
> Community Partners in this Effort include: the NYC Gay & Lesbian
> Anti-Violence Project, Daniel Dromm, Empire State Pride Agenda, Gay and
Lesbian Alliance
> Against Defamation, Gay Men of African Descent, Hedda Lettuce, Lambda
> Independent Democrats of Brooklyn, the Latino Commission on AIDS,
Manhattan Borough
> President Scott Stringer, mano a mano, the National Gay and Lesbian Task
> New York State Black Gay Network, NYC Council Member Rosie Mendez, NYC
> Speaker Christine Quinn, NYS Assembly Member Deborah Glick, NYS Assembly
> Member Sylvia Friedman, NYS Senator Tom Duane, People of Color in Crisis,
> Fellowship Church of Christ, list in formation
> Safety Tips
> Please note that none of the following is a guarantee of safety, they're
> tips that can be helpful:
> 1. Be aware of your surroundings
> Who's around you?
> What are they doing?
> Are they paying attention to you?
> 2. Try not to travel alone:
> Traveling in groups can sometimes (but by no means always) dissuade likely
> attackers. Hate violence perpetrators are cowards and there are almost
> more of them than there are of you.
> 3. Don't let your guard down just because you're in a "queer" area:
> About 25% of anti-LGTB incidents in the New York area happen in places
> we think of as being "safe" for our community: in or around bars,
nightclubs or
> LGTB institutions, streets in LGTB-identified areas of the city, and
> areas.
> 4. What to do if you are the victim of an incident:
> If you need immediate assistance, call 911
> Report the incident to the Anti-Violence Project at: 212-714-1141; our
> counselors and volunteers are here to help you 24 hours a day. All
services are free
> and confidential.
> 5. What to do if you witness an incident:
> Call 911 if someone is in immediate danger.
> Make it clear to 911 what the danger is; this may make the difference in
> getting a quicker response.
> Call the Anti-Violence Project's 24-hour, bilingual hotline (212-714-1141)
> let them know what you've seen.
> If you speak with the victim(s), share the Anti-Violence Projects hotline
> number and encourage them to call the Anti-Violence Project. There are
> supports and services that can help them pay medical bills, get free
> and other services.
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