DoomsDayAlpaca saidSome people think the best ways for gays to defend themselves is with a gun. I personally find guns impractical for daily self defense. In my opinion martial arts and self defense training is not only more practical but is just a good skill set to have.
Ideally, I would just hit people with these
Opinions and ideas?
Avoiding places where these measures are needed is the most ideal. Negotiating your safety should be your next step in the line of defense. Self defense classes are good because the practice can help you to instinctively defend yourself, (i.e. knowing how to reverse an elbow or a knee), but that should be a last option.
I'm lucky because I am a really big guy that most people want to avoid physical conflict with me AND that I would avoid physical conflict at the expense of ego and pride in the drop of a hat. I don't think that avoiding a dangerous situation makes you a coward, it makes you smart.