Wedding bells & jail cells

posted by
February 7, 2011
In These Times
by Kristian Williams  
Posted in 2AM News, Commentary, PND Commentary

"Last summer, the police in Portland, Ore., responded to a spike in reported gay-bashings by creating a queer neighborhood watch, called the Q Patrol. Volunteers patrol together in the area surrounding the city’s gay bars and dance clubs. If they see trouble, they call the cops. But many in the LGBT scene -- especially young transgender or genderqueer people -- have denounced the collaboration and called on the queer community to create alternative means to ensure public safety, independent of and, to some degree, against the police." (02/04/11)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/6846/wedding_bells_jail_cells  

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