“It made me realize how dangerous DC is for the LGBT community”

Location: 14th & Park Road NW; in front of PNC Bank, across from Wells Fargo
Time: Evening Rush Hour (3:30pm-7:30pm)

I was standing at the corner waiting to cross the street when a van full of guys pulled up to the red light. As soon as the light turned green and they began to drive off, they yelled “FAGGOT” super loud. I was really thrown off because I haven’t heard someone call me that since I was in high school. It made me realize how dangerous DC is for the LGBT community. I am not even “flamboyantly” gay. I was wearing a t-shirt and jeans, but I was wearing a few bracelets on my wrist.

Submitted on 7/13/12 by “V”

If you experience or have experienced sexual harassment on the DC Metro system:
Please consider reporting to Metro Transit Police; www.wmata.com/harassment, on Twitter at @WMATAharassment, or 202-962-2121.

Do you have a personal experience with gender-based public sexual harassment or assault? Submit your story to help raise awareness about the pervasiveness and harmful effects of street harassment. All submissions are posted anonymously unless otherwise specified.

Leave a Reply