I’m a gay teenager who is trying to have a happy relationship with my boyfriend, but every night I walk him home, we face constant harassment from teenagers from 11-18, asking personal questions and threats, including Homophobic bulling. All I want is to hold my partner’s hand, and walk down the street, with no weird looks, no threats and no harassment. I know now that this is impossible, because of our society today, little kids shouting out ‘gay’ and faggot, It makes me so angry, how children/teenagers think it is okay. I’m now so scared that I won’t even have a boyfriend, if the harassment doesn’t stop!!
Optional: What’s one way you think we can make public places safer for everyone?
Add more street lights, have people on watch, have someone/somewhere to talk too, like an LGBT community group in the area or a warning to parents on letting their children out so late, or even fine the teenagers/parents of harassment
– Harry E.
Location: Maidstone, Kent, Britain, Northumberlend road
Need support? Call the toll-free National Street Harassment hotline: 855-897-5910