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

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Brett-Knight-Ross-Reisner
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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Gay rights protesters disrupt Met Opera gala over Russia’s anti-gay laws

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Queer Nation
NEW YORK -- Four members of the advocacy group Queer Nation NY on Monday disrupted the Metropolitan Opera’s Opening Night Gala, demanding that pro-Putin Russian performers at the Gala — and the Met itself — end their silence on the Kremlin’s attacks on LGBT Russians. [...]

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Husband of Facebook co-founder announces bid for U.S. House

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Sean Eldridge
Sean Eldridge, a former political strategist for Freedom to Marry and husband to Chris Hughes, Facebook co-founder and owner of The New Republic, has announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress to represent New York’s 19th congressional district in the U.S. House. [...]

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Quinn gives hearty endorsement to fellow Democrat de Blasio for NYC mayor

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Mary Altaffer, APDemocratic mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio (center) and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn during a news conference joining Democrats together Tuesday.
NEW YORK — City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, once the most bitter of foes, stood side by side in front of City Hall on Tuesday as she backed him for mayor, sealing the endorsement with a hearty hug. [...]

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NYPD makes arrest in Chelsea hate crime attack on two gay men

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
WABCMichael Felenchak (left) and Peter Nortman after the attack.
NEW YORK — The New York Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with a bias attack on a gay couple leaving a movie theater last month. [...]

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Man charged with murder in anti-gay hate crime in Queens

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
NYPD Homicide 115 Precinct, NY PostSteven Torres arrested by NYPD officers.
NEW YORK — The New York Police Department has charged a 22-year-old man with an anti-gay hate crime in the stabbing death of a man found under an elevated subway line in Queens. [...]

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LGBT city council candidates score historic wins in NYC election

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Carlos Menchaca
New Yorkers across the city voted to send a record number of LGBT candidates to the city council, electing three incumbents and three newcomers in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. [...]

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Quinn falls short in bid to become first female, first LGBT mayor of New York

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
WCBS-TVChristine Quinn concedes Democratic Mayoral Primary. Her wife, Kim Catullo (left) is at her side.
NEW YORK -- Lesbian city official and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn fell far short Tuesday of her goal to win at least a run-off spot in the New York City mayoral race’s Democratic primary. [...]

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Judge rejects motion by Catholic school that fired transgender teacher

Monday, September 9, 2013
Marla Krolikowski
NEW YORK -- A judge in New York on Monday refused to dismiss a complaint by a former teacher at a Catholic school was fired after notifying school officials that he was transitioning from male to female. [...]

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