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PHOTOS: 'Take Back the Night' rally following anti-LGBT attacks in NYC

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Via Gay Marriage USA

LGBT New Yorkers held a 'Take Back the Night' rally in response to a string of anti-LGBT attacks that have occurred in the last two weeks. The rally, organized by Queer Rising, brought together a diverse range of LGBT and allied people to advocate for LGBT safety.


Via Gay Marriage USA

Participants handed out fliers, detailing one of the attacks that occurred outside of Madison Square Garden following a New York Knicks Game. A second attack occurred days later, just a few blocks away. Recently, a third attack was revealed to have happened outside of a gay bar in the West Village.


Via Gay Marriage USA

Members of the LGBT community, especially people of color who are transgender women, fall victim to hate crimes at a much higher rate than other individuals. The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCVAP) released an infographic highlighting the statistics of said attacks.

GLAAD was on the ground at the rally. The photos are submitted from the organization Gay Marriage USA. A complete list of photos can be found on their Facebook page.  

 

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