Kris’ Story: “it is scary”
I have been visiting my partner in Kew Gardens every weekend for the last two years, and spent all of last summer here. I moved in with her about a month ago and have since been verbally harassed three times, all within a few blocks of the Lefferts and Metropolitan intersection.
It is extremely scary, and unfair that I cannot navigate my own neighborhood without being called names, yelled at, or experiencing other forms of homophobia.
Most recently there were a group of about five men outside of a bar who called us lesbians multiple times. I told them to stop and to be polite and they, ever so cleverly responded with “she must be the masculine one”.
Please be safe. I genuinely thought Kew Gardens was a safe neighborhood for queer appearing people. I don’t know what’s been going on as of late but it is scary.