Navigation

This is a debugging block

Support Navigation

This is a debugging block

Sub-Navigation

This is a debugging block

GLAAD Social Media

This is a debugging block

connect with glaad

Be killed or be caged?

Content

This is a debugging block

The Advocate
|
July 19, 2013
Issues: 

This summer, after a string of high-profile incidents of anti-LGBT violence beset New York City, the City Council began sponsoring free self-defense classes for LGBT people in all five boroughs. Put to use, such classes could save lives. But for some, they could also translate into a prison sentence.

Across the United States, LGBT people are arrested for acting in self-defense — particularly people who are transgender, low-income, and of color.