Gays For Guns: Arming The Queer Community

Gays armed

Without a doubt, Pink Pistols is going to be compared to the Queer As Folk‘s short-lived Pink Posse, wherein the show’s Justin hoped to return the fight to gay bashers by wielding a weapon. So let us be the first to connect the storylines!

The Pink Pistols – founded in Boston in 2000 by Doug Krick – is an organization hoping to arm gay men and women for their own protection, battling the stereotype that the queer community makes an easy target for violence. It’s a common argument: arm the supposedly weak, whether they’re single mothers or rape victims. But given the numbers – at least 7,000 members in 43 chapters in the U.S. and Canada – it’s an debate many folks are taking up.

Wilton Manors gun group promotes self-defense for gays [Florida Sun-Sentinel]