BX school teaching gay and lesbians self-defense

Gay, lesbian and transgender Bronx residents are being offered the opportunity to take self-defense classes to help protect themselves from possible attackers through an organization

HUNTS POINT - Gay, lesbian and transgender Bronx residents are being offered the opportunity to take self-defense classes to help protect themselves from possible attackers through an organization called Pride Force.

The classes, like the one offered at the Bronx Academy for Arts and Dance, allow students to learn the basics of self-defense.

According to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, the number of anti-gay attacks has increased throughout the city.

One student, Jesus Santiago, says thanks to the classes he was able to fend off an attack a few weeks ago while on a train.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Bronx Sportscast, Jan. 23
Two children were struck by a school bus 2 School bus hits 2 children in Mott Haven
Con Edison has offered a few tips you 3 Con Ed offers storm safety tips
VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks 4 VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks neighbors
Jenny Gutierrez, Hector Quezada and Joel Hernandez were 5 Suspects in fatal restaurant beating appear in court

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE