New York is the 11th U.S. state, admitted to the Union on July 26, 1788. Its largest city is New York City, the most populous city in the U.S.; its capital city is Albany.
Marriage Equality: Same-sex marriage became legal in New York on July 24, 2011, under the Marriage Equality Act, which was passed by the state Legislature on June 24, 2011 and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the same day.
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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. [...]
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is 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.
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.
A unique federally funded study offers a detailed look at the lives of LGBT youth in New York City who cope with homelessness and poverty by engaging in what the researchers call "survival sex."
An HIV-positive man who told a partner that they could safely have unprotected sex should face a misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge, not a felony, New York's highest court has ruled.
The former convict accused of fatally shooting a gay man in New York City's West Village in 2013 will represent himself at trial.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says in his state of the state speech Wednesday that the Legislature should pass a bill to add "gender identity or expression" as a protected class.
The federal suit, filed by the Cardozo Civil Rights Clinic on behalf of Leslieann Manning, says she was attacked in an unmonitored classroom by an inmate with a history of violence. [...]
Proposed regulations would cover hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery for low-income New Yorkers under the state's Medicaid program. [...]
Barnard President Debora Spar says the time has come for the all-female institution to examine how it defines "women." [...]