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Personal Safety TIPS for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons

! Always think about your safety when you go out !

! Stay alert. Awareness is your best defence !

! If you are out drinking make sure you pace your drinks !

! Leave venues with friends wherever possible !

! Walk away from any trouble if you can !

! Be confident. Even if you don’t feel it !

! Walk as if you know where you are going !

! If you are out at night try to stay in well-lit areas !

! Trust your instincts. If you think something is wrong then act on it !

! Have your keys in your hand when you reach your home or car !

! Keep money for taxis. The expense is worth it !

! Carry a personal alarm and use it !

Dont hesitate to CALL J-FLAG at 978-8988 or 379-9834 if you are being victimized and/or discriminated due to your sexual orientation or gender identity.