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New Yorkers celebrate nationwide marriage ruling with pop-up parties, weddings

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Emily Burke, left, and Lindsay Meeks react with hundreds of others gathered during a rally in Greenwich Village to celebrate the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage, Friday, June 26, 2015, in New York.
From pop-up parties to weddings, New Yorkers celebrated the Supreme Court's ruling Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. ...

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New York City grants landmark status to Stonewall Inn

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Stonewall Inn, New York.
New York City's landmarks commission has voted to grant official status to the Greenwich Village bar where resistance to a police raid sparked the modern gay rights movement. ...

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New York: Suspect in chair-bashing of gay man surrenders

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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Bayna-Lehkiem El-Amin, 41, walked into a New York precinct with his lawyer on June 16 to surrender for the attack May 5 at a Chelsea Dallas BBQ with a wooden chair. ...

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Suspect charged with shoving trans woman off subway platform pleads not guilty

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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A man accused of pushing a transgender woman onto the New York City subway tracks has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and attempted assault. ...

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Transgender woman shoved onto subway tracks in suspected hate crime

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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New York City police say the hate crime task force is now investigating the case of a transgender woman who was shoved onto the subway tracks. ...

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Commission to consider designating Stonewall Inn a New York City landmark

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Stonewall Inn, New York.
Designation would grant recognition to a powerful symbol of the gay rights movement. The Greenwich Village tavern would be the first landmark honored specifically for its role in the city's gay history. ...

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Blaze on New York’s Fire Island destroys gay resort landmarks

Friday, March 27, 2015
Scene of a fire in Cherry Grove on Fire Island on March 27, 2015.
An early morning blaze on Fire Island destroyed several structures, including two well-known landmarks in a historic gay resort, and required dozens of firefighters to respond by ferry from the mainland of Long Island. ...

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New York man charged in 2013 death of transgender woman

Thursday, March 5, 2015
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James Dixon was arraigned Tuesday on manslaughter and assault charges in connection with the 2013 fatal beating of Islan Nettles, a 21-year-old transgender woman in Manhattan. ...

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Fire Department of New York gets first female, openly gay chaplain

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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The Fire Department of New York has sworn in its first female and first openly gay chaplain. The Rev. Ann Kansfield was sworn in on Tuesday. She is the department's eighth chaplain. ...

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NYC mayor to skip St. Patrick’s parade over policy excluding gays

Monday, March 2, 2015
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio looks on during a snowstorm as he arrives to march in the all-inclusive St. Pat's For All parade in the Sunnyside, Queens neighborhood of New York, Sunday, March 1, 2015. The parade, which embraces diversity, is considered an alternative to New York City's official St. Patrick's Day parade, held March 17 in Manhattan.
Bill de Blasio says he's not planning to march in the nation's biggest and oldest St. Patrick's Day parade unless its organizers change their limitations on displays of gay pride. ...

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