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St. Patrick’s Day parades proceed amid tension over exclusion of gays

Monday, March 17, 2014
Michael Dwyer, APA group standing for diversity marches in the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston, Sunday, March 16, 2014.
NEW YORK -- A weekend of St. Patrick's Day revelry and tensions over the exclusion of gays in some of the celebrations was culminating Monday in New York, where Guinness beer and the city's new mayor planned to sit out ...

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Guinness cancels sponsorship of NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade over gay ban

Sunday, March 16, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Guinness announced Sunday it is cancelling its sponsorship of Monday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City because event organizers refuse to allow gay participants to carry signs expressing their LGBT pride. ...

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Historic Stonewall Inn to drop Guinness beer over NYC parade sponsorship

Sunday, March 16, 2014
Brody LevesqueStonewall Inn, c.2010
NEW YORK -- New York's historic Stonewall Inn, site of the Stonewall riots of 1969 which is widely considered to be the single most important event leading to the modern gay rights movement, will drop Guinness beer from its shelves ...

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Heineken pulls sponsorship from NYC St. Patrick’s over ban on gay pride signs

Saturday, March 15, 2014
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Heineken announced Friday it has pulled its sponsorship of Monday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City because event organizers refuse to let gay participants carry signs displaying LGBT pride. ...

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Barilla (‘gays can go an eat another brand’) Pasta launches NYC restaurant

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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NEW YORK — Barilla pasta, whose chairman came under fire last year when he said gay “can go an eat another brand” of pasta because his family-friendly company would never feature a same-sex couple in its advertising, has opened a ...

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Victims in NYC subway hate crime say no one came to their assistance

Friday, March 7, 2014
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NEW YORK -- The victims of an alleged anti-gay hate crime on a Manhattan subway platform over the weekend are speaking out, and say they are disappointed that none of the more than 50 people nearby called police or came ...

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Gay couple attacked at NY subway by man shouting ‘Are you faggots?’

Thursday, March 6, 2014
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NEW YORK -- The New York Police Department has issued a sketch of a man accused of an anti-gay hate crime in a Manhattan subway station early Sunday morning. ...

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NYC mayor marches in Queens’ gay friendly ‘St. Pat’s For All Parade’

Sunday, March 2, 2014
NYC Mayor's OfficeNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (center) joins the gay-friendly St. Pat's For All Parade in Queens, N.Y., on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
NEW YORK -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who plans to skip the nation's largest St. Patrick's Day parade because participants are banned from carrying signs or banners identifying themselves as gay, joined the gay-friendly St. Pat's For ...

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LGBT activists protest Russia’s anti-gay laws at final USOC Olympic event

Sunday, February 23, 2014
Queer Nation NYQueer Nation activist protest outside Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan on February 23.
NEW YORK — Nearly three dozen members of the gay rights activist group Queer Nation held a raucous protest on Sunday at the United States Olympic Committee's final "Road to Sochi Tour" event at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. ...

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Leader of NYC street gang pleads guilty in brutal 2010 anti-gay attack

Friday, February 21, 2014
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NEW YORK — The reputed leader of a New York City street gang has pleaded guilty in a beating authorities called one of the worst cases of anti-gay violence in the city's history. ...

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