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Thousands celebrate in Brooklyn’s annual LGBT pride festival

Sunday, June 15, 2014
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Thousands gathered in Brooklyn's Park Slope neighborhood on Saturday to celebrate at the Brooklyn Pride Festival, and its annual parade, led this year by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, one of the event's four grand marshals ...

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N.Y. state Assembly to consider ban on gay conversion therapy for minors

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Matthew Shurka of Long Island, N.Y., says he remains emotionally scarred from five years of attempts to "cure" his homosexuality.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- A proposed ban against New York health professionals trying to change a child's sexual orientation through therapy comes too late for Matthew Shurka, a 26-year-old Long Island man who says he remains emotionally scarred from five years ...

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N.Y. state assembly passes gender expression non-discrimination act, again

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
New York state capitol in Albany
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York State Assembly on Tuesday again approved the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), a bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression. It is the seventh time the measure has passed ...

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N.Y. eases birth certificate change policy for transgender individuals

Thursday, June 5, 2014
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York state will no longer require transgender people to offer proof of surgery when they ask to change the gender on their birth certificate, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration announced Thursday, though the change won't apply to ...

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Transgender man sues NYC after being booted from male locker room

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Bryan Ellicott
A transgender man who said he was harassed and then humiliated after he was booted from a male locker room at a public pool has sued New York City. Bryan Ellicott said that after he entered the Staten Island changing ...

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Buffalo Pride Week capped off with record parade attendance

Sunday, June 1, 2014
Participants in Sunday’s Pride Parade, dressed in colorful clothing and waving rainbow flags, march down Buffalo’s Elmwood Avenue.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — A record 20,000 people, up from 15,000 last year, took part in Buffalo’s annual Pride parade on Sunday, reports the Buffalo News. “It grows every year, and with this phenomenal weather, we’ll see a much bigger turnout,” ...

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Fired Rochester radio show hosts apologize for transphobic broadcast

Friday, May 23, 2014
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Former WBZA radio hosts Kimberly Ray and Barry Beck, who were fired from their Rochester, N.Y., morning radio show following a segment in which they mocked and ridiculed the transgender community, have issued a statement of apology. ...

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New York radio station fires hosts over transphobic broadcast

Thursday, May 22, 2014
WBZA radio hosts Barry Beck and Kimberly Ray
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Two upstate New York radio hosts have been fired over their on-air, transphobic comments about the city of Rochester's decision to cover gender reassignment surgery for city employees. ...

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Radio hosts call transgender people ‘nut jobs’ in rant over city health coverage

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
WBZA radio hosts Barry Beck and Kimberly Ray
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- A Rochester radio station's morning show hosts have come under fire for a transphobic broadcast in which they mocked a new policy to provide transition-related health coverage to transgender city workers, and insulted a caller who dialed ...

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Rochester to cover gender reassignment for transgender city workers

Sunday, May 18, 2014
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Officials in Rochester, N.Y., say their city will extend transition-related health coverage to transgender and gender non-conforming municipal employees. ...

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