Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Pride Ribbon Project at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery

In honor of Pride Month, St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery has placed ribbons along Second Avenue at 11th Street to remember LGBTQ prisoners who are incarcerated in facilities throughout the country ... the St. Mark's community "is inviting prayerful attention to the situations of LGBTQ people in prison."

The accompanying signs note that "LGBTQ people in prison face a greater risk of physical and sexual victimization. They are more likely to experience assault and abuse by corrections officers as well as other prisoners, and less likely to have support from family and friends on the the outside due to their sexuality or gender identity."

1 comment:

Eden Bee said...

I love Punk Rock Church.