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Oct. 18: Stop Street Harassment

Washington is one of the most gay-friendly cities in the country, yet a survey of local gay and bisexual men indicated that 90 percent had experienced some form of street harassment.

Have you experienced harassment? Or do you change your behavior due to potential harassment (e.g., not holding hands or dressing differently)? Have you confronted someone who harassed you? Do you ever feel unsure of what to do in these situations?

This Friday, Stop Street Harassment Founder Holly Kearl and Patrick Ryne McNeil, who just finished a master’s thesis at GWU on the street harassment of gay and bisexual men, will co-facilitate a discussion about sexual harassment and sexual violence in public places.

The discussion is one of 10 taking place across the country with various demographics as part of a national study on street harassment.

Afterwards, we will dine at a local establishment. The discussion begins at 8:30 pm at the DC Center at 1318 U Street NW.

For more information on gay/bisexual men and street harassment: http://tinyurl.com/mbhjeto

More info on SSH and the national study: http://www.stopstreetharassment.org/our-work/nationalstudy/

(Note: Parts of the discussion may be tape recorded for accuracy purposes only. However, people can choose to have their stories be anonymous or to have their stories excluded altogether.)