'Stop and Frisk' Victim, Chris Bilal, Weighs in on Controversial Policy
Note from GLAAD
Chris Bilal of Streetwise and Safe talks about his experience with 'stop and frisk' and what this type of discrimination ultimately means for LGBT youth and communities of color.
In the midst of month-long Pride celebrations, LGBT groups across the city mobilized for End Stop and Frisk: Silent March Against Racial Profiling, which brought thousands of New Yorkers into the streets for one of the biggest marches in decades challenging racial profiling. GLAAD's and other LGBT organizations' participation in this historic march is not just a question of expressing solidarity with communities of color who are experiencing discriminatory and abusive policing in New York City -- we are part of communities of color and have always been, and from Bayard Rustin to Miss Major, from James Baldwin to Sylvia Rivera, to Audre Lorde, we have been outspoken members of movements to challenge profiling and police abuse.