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Taj Patterson, in a photo taken shortly after the attack.

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

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]

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

Monday, April 21, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Taj Patterson, in a photo taken shortly after the attack.

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

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
Kardin Ulysse (center) with parents Pierre and Rose

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

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
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 [ Read more → ]

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

Thursday, October 13, 2011
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. [ Read more → ]

Gay marriage supporters rally in NYC annual ‘wedding march’

Monday, September 27, 2010
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... [ Read more → ]
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