Anti violence

Anti violence

Welcome …

  • if you are looking for information about anti-gay violence in Munich / Bavaria or in general

  • if you want to preemtively protect yourself against homophopic aggression

  • if you encountered anti-gay violence and need help

Our society has made some progress in being more open and tolerant towards gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual people and we can see growing acceptance of homosexual love and life. But still homophobic aggression and anti-gay violence is happening – out of very different motivations !

Shame, fear, trauma are mostly the reasons why these actions don’t get reported and why the victims prefer to remain silent – while the dark figure of these incidents is very high … which also applies to in-relationship violence !

The MLC would like to inform his members and friends about this subject and point in the right direction for help. A page like this one needs communication and information exchange to be really alive …

therefore we also appreciate your feedback:

Thorsten
antigewalt@mlc-munich.de

Help

You have been a victim of homophopic aggression and / or anti-gay violence? Here is what you can do to get help:

• Dial 110 immediately!
Tell the police about the incident and press charges against the offender(s). This is the only way to catch the offenders – remaining silent protects the offender!
• If you are being attacked, try to flee instead of trying to fight – don’t reply to verbal provocation!
• Ask the attendant crowd for help!
• If you fear being discriminated by the police or feel ashamed – Munich has the Kommissariat 105 für Opferschutz (commissariat 105 for victim protection)

Opferberatung
089/2910-4444
Bayerstraße 35-37
80335 München
Mo – Fr 08.00-11.00 Uhr
Mo – Do 13.00-15.00 Uhr

The police officers here are specially trained and sensitized for everything concerning violence against homosexuals!

• Contact the anti-violence project of SUB
Tel.: 089/26025070
agp@subonline.org

There you will find personnel to welcome you – even discrete and anonymous, if you wish … Also when you encounter violence in a relationship, gay mobbing or abuse: Accept help!

• contact the Aktionsbündnis für Solidarität (action alliance for solidarity)
t is important to report about and document anti-gay violence and homophobic aggression – this helps the responsible persons of the community to get the full picture about recent tendencies and developments!
Here is a contakt form, that you can fill in even anonymously … it can be the first step in getting help – make use of it!

Prevention

Be alert, anticipatory and prudent … always and everywhere!

The Kommissariat 105 für Opferschutz (commissariat 105 for victim protection) in cooperation with several Munich police inspections offers a training course for moral courage and self assurance.

Goal of this training (which exists since 1999) is to learn moral courage (how do I help others) and to learn self assurance (how do I help myself). The biggest part of it are behaviour patterns that are being practised by role playing. Help without endangering yourself!

This training course is perfectly suitable for participants who have become a victim once or who want to help victims.

To strengthen the sense of security, there is also a police training course in cooperation with the contact officers of the local police inspections. It will provide answers to questions like:

How can I recognise danger early enough?
How do I behave in dangerous situations?
How can I effectively use my voice?
How can I reasonably defend myself??
Where are explicit risk zones?
What is self-defense / assistance in an emergency?

This training course of about four hours for 15 to 20 participants is offered to all Munich citizens (city and rural district) free of charge. The association „POLIZISTEN HELFEN – Polizeifreunde München e.V.” did pay for all training course material. It is being held at the commissariat 105 or through one of the 80 trained contact officers at the local police inspections.

We can only recommend this training course and can offer to organise courses for and with MLC members, friends and all others interested. For this, please contact Thorsten by e-mail at antigewalt@mlc-munich.de

The Isarbiker have already taken part in this training course – so if you want to know more about it, just contact them or visit their Stammtisch every 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month (starting at 8.00 PM at “Kreuzberger”, Westermühlstr. 32, Munich).

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