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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
Islan Nettles
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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New York City mayor marches in LGBT-friendly pre-St. Patrick’s Day parade

Sunday, March 1, 2015
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, waves the flag of Ireland as he marches beside Kerry Kennedy, third from left, during the all-inclusive St. Pat's For All parade in the Sunnyside, Queens neighborhood of New York, Sunday, March 1, 2015. The St. Pat's For All parade, which embraces diversity and inclusion, is considered an alternative to the New York City's official St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told hundreds of participants at an LGBT-friendly St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday that a society for all is one that embraces and respects everyone. [...]

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Man charged in 2013 hate crime murder to represent himself at trial

Sunday, February 15, 2015
Elliot Morales
The former convict accused of fatally shooting a gay man in New York City's West Village in 2013 will represent himself at trial. [...]

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New York City’s Barnard College may adopt transgender student policy

Saturday, December 13, 2014
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Barnard President Debora Spar says the time has come for the all-female institution to examine how it defines "women." [...]

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New York City drops surgery requirement for birth certificate changes

Monday, December 8, 2014
New-York
New York city has dropped its requirement for sex reassignment surgery to change the gender designation on an individual's birth certificate. [...]

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New HIV diagnoses hit all-time low in New York City

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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NEW YORK -- The number of new HIV diagnoses in New York City has reached an all-time low. The city's Department of Health released the news on Monday - World AIDS Day. [...]

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New York City considers easing birth certificate gender changes

Monday, November 10, 2014
New York City Hall
NEW YORK -- Transgender New Yorkers on Monday called for the passage of city legislation that would eliminate a requirement that they have gender-reassignment surgery to change their designated gender on their birth certificates. [...]

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