Tuesday, February 19, 2008

QPatrol comes back to Capitol Hill?

from the Seattle LGBT Center website: http://www.seattlelgbt.org/
Hello Everyone,

Recently, there has been quite the discussion in response to the rise in crime and violence on Capitol Hill and surrounding areas, about the need for a Q-Safety Patrol revival. For those of you who might not be familiar with Q-Safety Patrol, the non-profit was started in early 1992 as a response to hate-crimes committed against Seattle's Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgendered community. The organization consisted of uniformed foot and bike patrols who patrolled the Capitol Hill neighborhood up to 12 hours a day, six days each week. The uniformed patrols served as a visual deterent to perpatrators of hate-crimes. Q-Patrol offered reassurance, assistance, escorts, and protection to anyone in need.

Unfortunately, like many other small non-profits, the organization had a hard time staying afloat and eventually had to dissolve. This discussion is meant to open up a dialogue ragarding the possibility of restarting this ever more vital organization.

The discussion will be held this Thursday Feb. 21st at 6pm at the Grey Gallery on Capitol Hill. The address to the Gallery is 1512 11th Ave Seattle, WA 98122.

If you are interested in attending this discussion please RSVP at info@seattlelgbt.org.

In Solidarity We Stand!!!

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