I am posting a letter from someone who is fighting against gay bashing every day. City Council President Christine Quinn. I have written many times that one of the protections the NYC gay community needs to protect it self is to stop looking like victims. How do you do that? One of the ways is to know how to protect yourself. Don’t be a victim be preared=adamfoxie* library
I know that if someone where to attack one of my twin niece sisters at least one of their balls will be missing! They are Nine years old now but have been taking Kung Fu, Karate, etc. Since they were five. The point is that they can defense themselves up to a point.
I know self defense can take a financial toll. Now with the help of Christine Quinn and the City Council that can be mitigated.
This is the letter:
Dear New Yorker,
As you may know, there've been a series of attacks against members of the LGBT community in our city over the past several months.
In response, the NYC Council and the Center for Anti-Violence Education have teamed up to offer free self-defense trainings around the City to help provide New Yorkers with the tools and prevention strategies they need to protect themselves.
The following additional classes have been scheduled for June and July:
Queens: Co-Sponsored by the Speaker, the LGBT Caucus, and Queens Center for Gay Seniors, Make the Road NY and Generation Q
Sunday, June 23 rd
Renaissance Charter School
35-39 81 st Street, Jackson Heights
Brooklyn: Co-Sponsored by the Speaker, Borough President Marty Markowitz, the LGBT Caucus, Brooklyn Community Pride Center, Circle of Voices and GRIOT Circle
Wednesday, June 26 th
Brooklyn Borough Hall Community Room
209 Joralemon Street
Bronx: Co-Sponsored by the Speaker, the LGBT Caucus, and the LGBT Community Service Center of the Bronx
Thursday, July 18 th
SCAN Mullaly Academy
Mullaly Park, 164 th Street between Jerome and River Avenues
Staten Island: TO BE ANNOUNCED
If you're interested in taking advantage of one of these trainings, please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-788-5613 and indicate which class you would like to attend.
Thanks and stay safe.
Christine C. Quinn