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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.

For information on state laws relating to LGBT rights, discrimination, hate crimes and adoption, click here.

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$1 million government grant to help homeless LGBT youth in N.Y.

| Tuesday, July 9, 2013
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NEW YORK — A $1 million government grant will help homeless gay youths in New York state who've had run-ins with the law get their lives on track.

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NYPD seeks assault suspects who hurled anti-gay slurs on subway

| Sunday, July 7, 2013
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NEW YORK — New York City police are asking for the public's help in locating two men who allegedly hurled anti-gay slurs at a group on a subway train and allegedly shoved a woman to the floor as she videotaped the incident.

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Famed Fire Island gay resort community gains historic recognition

| Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Seth Wenig, APIn this June 23, 2013 photo, an American flag and a LGBT Rainbow flag are displayed on the ferry dock in the Fire Island community of Cherry Grove, N.Y., where a gay community in has been thriving for at least two decades before the 1969 Stonewall uprising.
CHERRY GROVE, N.Y. -- Decades before the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, lesbians and gay men were living freely and openly in a place called Cherry Grove.

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New York makes pitch for LGBT visitors with new tourism website

| Tuesday, July 2, 2013
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NEW YORK — New York state making a pitch for gay visitors with a new "I Love NY LGBT" tourism website.

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PHOTOS: Millions flock to pride events just days after Supreme Court rulings

| Monday, July 1, 2013
Noah Berger, APJoseph and Tim Ginejko hold their 6-month-old twin daughters while watching San Francisco's pride parade on Sunday. The couple, who traveled from Fresno, Calif. for the celebration, wed in 2008.
SAN FRANCISCO — Millions of gay rights supporters crowded parade routes in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Minneapolis and other major U.S. cities to celebrate what once was unimaginable — two Supreme Court victories on same-sex marriage.

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Grand Marshall Edith Windsor leads jubilant crowd at NYC pride

| Sunday, June 30, 2013
Craig Ruttle, APEdith Windsor, the 84-year-old woman at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court decision granting gay couples federal marriage benefits, smiles as she cools herself with a fan showing her image during the gay pride march in New York Sunday, June 30, 2013.
NEW YORK — The 84-year-old woman at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court decision granting gay couples federal marriage benefits is a grand marshal of New York City's gay pride march.

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Payroll company Paychex to protect employee gender rights

| Friday, June 28, 2013
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has leveraged the influence of the state pension fund to prod a company it invests in to spell out its opposition to discrimination and harassment of employees based on gender identity.

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Edith Windsor, NYC crowd celebrate court’s gay marriage ruling

| Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Jason DeCrow, APMembers of the LGBT community and their supporters gather in New York's Greenwich Village on Wednesday to celebrate two decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, one to invalidate parts of the Defense of Marriage Act and another to uphold a lower court ruling that struck down California's controversial Proposition 8.
NEW YORK — About a thousand people gathered Wednesday on the block where a 1969 riot sparked the gay rights movement to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a section of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

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N.Y. Senate adjourns without considering transgender protections bill

| Saturday, June 22, 2013
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York state Senate adjourned early Saturday morning without taking a vote on the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), a bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression in employment, housing, public accommodations and credit.

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Lawmakers announce bill to repeal dishonorable discharges given to gay veterans

| Friday, June 21, 2013
U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), left, and Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) on Friday proposed legislation that would ensure gay and lesbian service members who were discharged for no other reason than their sexual orientation would have their military records upgraded to reflect honorable service.

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