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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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Spike in hate crimes prompts N.Y. comptroller to audit reporting

Saturday, December 7, 2013
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ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York comptroller's office announced Friday that it will audit hate crime reporting statewide after a legislator earlier this year cited an apparent spike in such crimes. [...]

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Attorney: Transgender murder victim’s life not as valuable as higher class victims

Friday, December 6, 2013
Amanda Gonzalez-Andujar
NEW YORK -- A New York attorney on Thursday said the life of a murdered transgender woman wasn’t worth the same punishment as if his client had killed someone “in the higher end of the community.” [...]

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N.Y. pushes Sochi Games advertisers to speak out in support of LGBT rights

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Thomas DiNapoli
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and New York City Comptroller John Liu are pressuring Olympic advertisers to speak out against Russia's restrictions on gay and transgender rights before the Sochi Winter Games begin in February. [...]

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Suspect in fatal attack on transgender woman released

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
via: LinkedInIslan Nettles
NEW YORK -- Prosecutors in New York on Tuesday dismissed a misdemeanor assault charge against a Harlem man who had been arrested in connection with the fatal beating of a transgendered woman in Harlem. [...]

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Orlando Cruz, first openly gay professional boxer, marries partner

Monday, November 18, 2013
Orlando Cruz (second from left) and Jose Manuel (center).
NEW YORK — Openly gay professional boxer Orlando Cruz married his partner, José Manuel Colón, in a ceremony in New York's Central Park on Saturday. [...]

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West Point in N.Y. hosts first same-sex wedding between two men

Friday, November 1, 2013
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WEST POINT, N.Y. -- TTwo West Point graduates were married Saturday in the military academy's first wedding between two men. [...]

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Activists protest Russia’s anti-LGBT laws at Times Square Olympic countdown

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Courtesy: Queer NationQueer Nation activists protest Russia's anti-LGBT laws in Times Square on Tuesday.
Olympic gold medalists stood on a temporary stage in Times Square talking about training and teamwork when the chants rose up from about 50 feet away. "Homophobia has got to go!" bellowed more than a dozen protesters who unveiled a rainbow banner reading, "Don't Buy Putin's Lies." [...]

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Man arrested in Tenn. in shooting death of renowned gay equestrian

Thursday, October 10, 2013
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- An arrest was made Wednesday by the U.S. Marshals Service in connection with the shooting death of renowned, openly gay Long Island equestrian riding instructor Ross Reisner. [...]

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Renowned gay equestrian killed by unknown gunman as he sat with partner

Saturday, September 28, 2013
Ross Reisner
EAST SETAUKET, N.Y. -- A renowned openly gay New York equestrian riding instructor died earlier this week after an unknown gunman fired multiple rounds into the victim's home, killing him as he sat next to his partner of 26 years. [...]

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