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3 Ways to Benefit From Hook Ups-Turned-Gay Bashings

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Anti-gay violence is always horrible news. So when The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCVAP) reported an increase in “robberies, druggings, [and] sexual violence” among persons who met others on hook-up services like Craigslist and Grindr, I wanted to find a silver lining. The data suggests anti-gay attackers are becoming more tech-savvy (a scary thought), but it also suggests the gay community and our allies are becoming smarter about online cruising, making it safer to find a no-strings hook-up. In fact, there are at least three ways the increase in anti-gay cyber-bashing could be good news for everyone.

But let me get this out of the way: By no means are these attacks a good thing. Given that they happen regardless of how we feel about them, there are ways to turn them into teaching moments.

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By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           May 12, 2010
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  • 1 Comment
    • James P. P.
      James P. P.

      Page 4… thanks for the Austin plug!! LOL!

      May 14, 2010 at 1:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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