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According to Veer Lange Haar Karremans 2012 police patrolling actually cause people to feel more anxious and perceive the surrounding less safe than the absence of police In fact during a group community assessment in Church-Yonge street several police cars were observed patrolling the west end of neighbourhood during day time In the west end less people were seen and seemed to be isolated in comparison to populated east end Yuksel and Tepe 2013 suggest that particular factors can affect peoples perception towards community safety such as ethnic background socio-economic status and age For this reason police patrolling can not only decrease the feeling of safety in residents but also threaten the safety of the oppressed population Thus frequent appearance of police patrolling in Church-Yonge can increase discrimination toward particular population such as people who identify themselves as LGBTQ lesbian gay bisexual transgender and queer homeless individuals and youth as they are more susceptible to be stigmatized the impact of discrimination can lead to further oppression and social injustice in their community This paper will explain how perceived danger of residents can play a role in community health by exploring the connection of racism homelessness youth within the LGBTQ population in the Church-Yonge corridor Furthermore the paper will explain how a community nurse can take action to address and advocate for the community and particular population of LGBTQ Finally a strategy from the Ottawa Charter will be discussed in perspective of community nursing to improve the issueCritical AnalysisThe LGBTQ PopulationLGBTQ population often face stigmatization which can result in harassment and easily targeted by police Reck 2009 because they are more vulnerable to be victimized and discriminated in terms of health and social justice Wheeler Dodd 2011 Also they are susceptible to experience physical and verbal abuse from community residents Metrac 2008 Reck 2009 In Canada Church-Yonge corridor is one of the most known places in Toronto as an active LGTBQ community with
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