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Three charged in anti-gay attack, shooting in Brooklyn

Sunday, September 28, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Three suspects have been charged in connection with what police are calling an anti-gay attack in Brooklyn that left a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound. According to police, the victim was dressed as a woman and walking down the street with two other men in the Bushwick neighborhood early Saturday morning, when the three...

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Brooklyn gay man sues 5 Hasidic men, Shomrim patrol over beating

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Taj Patterson, in a photo taken shortly after the attack.
NEW YORK — A gay man who was attacked and brutally beaten last December by a group of Hasidic men in Brooklyn filed a lawsuit Monday against the five men indicted in the attack and the Shomrim security patrol of which at least two of the assailants were members.

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Thousands celebrate in Brooklyn’s annual LGBT pride festival

Sunday, June 15, 2014
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Thousands gathered in Brooklyn's Park Slope neighborhood on Saturday to celebrate at the Brooklyn Pride Festival, and its annual parade, led this year by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, one of the event's four grand marshals and the first NYC mayor to lead a pride parade.

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Hasidic ‘neighborhood watch’ members indicted in gang assault on gay man

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Taj Patterson, in a photo taken shortly after the attack.
NEW YORK — Five men who prosecutors said were members with a Hasidic neighborhood watch group in Brooklyn were indicted on Wednesday in connection with a brutal beating of a gay black man in December.

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Brooklyn bar owner fights landlord who forbids him from operating a gay bar

Monday, April 21, 2014
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NEW YORK -- A Brooklyn bar owner says he has been battling his landlord for more than a year to turn his establishment into a gay bar, but that his lease specifically prohibits a gay bar from operating on the premises.

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Police investigate alleged anti-gay attack on Brooklyn man by Hasidic Jewish men

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Taj Patterson, in a photo taken shortly after the attack.
NEW YORK -- Police are investigating the assault on a gay man who alleges he was attacked by a gang of Hasidic Jewish men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking home in Brooklyn.

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New York teen left blinded in one eye following brutal, anti-gay assault

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Kardin Ulysse (center) with parents Pierre and Rose
NEW YORK -- A Brooklyn teenager was was left blind in one eye after being assaulted by bullies who shouted anti-gay epithets during an attack earlier this month at his middle school, according to the teen's family

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Hassidic group: Pedophilia has ‘surged’ since New York legalized gay marriage

Thursday, October 13, 2011
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A fringe Hassidic group based in Brooklyn is claiming that "man-on-boy" pedophilia has "surged" in New York State since same-sex marriage was legalized bill was passed a few months ago, and is launching an awareness campaign to thwart, repo gay married child molesters.

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Gay marriage supporters rally in NYC annual ‘wedding march’

Monday, September 27, 2010
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Over 300 supporters of same-sex marriage gathered in Manhattan's Foley Square on Sunday to rally and march across the Brooklyn Bridge on the 7th NYC Wedding March. A colorful crowd trekked over the Brooklyn Bridge armed with rainbow flags during the Seventh Marriage Equality Wedding...

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