Category: Transphobic

“That’s a man” – Aaleyah’s story

I was walking home from the store one night and a guy called out to me. His boys said “That’s a man” and he physically attacked me. I had to go to the hospital and I had to move for my safety. I am who I were today! No Fear! [got-back]

A Vulnerable Community Keeps It Private

written by site leader, Shawna We recently visited Project PLASE, a transitional housing and support services facility for those who have experienced homelessness and are looking to break the cycle. Our goal was to conduct video interviews with women and LGBTQ folks about street harassment, and the unique ways that people with insufficient housing might … Continued

Original Poetry: Freedom Fighter

Freedom Fighter By monica stevens I’m the one who gazed into the eyes of the person on the #13 bus Who nudged the lady seated next to her and whispered loudly enough for everyone to hear “I think that’s a man!” Summoned up all of the positive inside Buried deep below dark caverns of negativity … Continued

He Grabbed, He Cried, I Laughed – Kayla’s story

I was getting off the subway and a guy approached me, asking, “How are you feeling?” I said “OK.” He then proceeded to grab my butt and when I got angry he said “It’s OK because I know that you are trans.” I maced him and laughed all the way home. [got_back]

REMEMBERED, MOURNED, AND HONORED

Hollaback! Baltimore is deeply concerned about the street harassment the LGBTQ community faces and this time of year we’d like to shine a spotlight on the harassment of our local transgender community. The month of November is a special month to remember the lives we have lost due to this gender based violence/trans* hate.  It … Continued

A Healthy Expression of Street-Harasser-Frustration!

The latest mental disorder SHF (or Street Harasser Frustration) has few remedies. The cure is less street harassment in the world. Until scientists come up with the eradication cure, women, girls, and lgbtq folks are forced to administer their own treatments. Here is one such treatment, courtesy of the girls from St. Francis Community Center: … Continued