Gays Are Fighting Back

Edmonton's gay and lesbian community is fighting back in response to hate crime they say is a growing problem in their city," reports Kristy Brownlee. About 14 students packed a free self-defence class for the GLBTQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and queer) community at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. "We are targets. It really breaks my heart to say that," said Carol McKinlay, self-defence class instructor. In the class, students were taught how to protect themselves from attackers by kicking and punching. McKinlay, who is lesbian, said she experiences discrimination because of her sexuality. "I still can't walk down Jasper Avenue holding my fiancee's hand," she said. READ MORE

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