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Openly gay city council speaker launches New York City mayoral bid

Sunday, March 10, 2013
Christine QuinnPhoto: Seth Wenig, AP
Long seen as a leading contender, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn formally launched Sunday what she hopes will be a history-making mayoral bid. A veteran of city politics, Quinn would be a groundbreaking mayor across two personal dimensions: She would be the first female and first openly gay mayor to [...]

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Report: Lawmakers who support marriage equality overwhelmingly win re-election

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
WASHINGTON – A new report released Tuesday by Freedom to Marry and Third Way, found that state legislators who vote in favor of marriage for same-sex couples overwhelmingly win voter support when running for reelection. [...]

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U.S. Senate confirms openly lesbian federal prosecutor for U.S. judgeship

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Pamela Ki Mai Chen
The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed confirmed the nomination of Assistant U.S. Attorney Pamela Ki Mai Chen to serve on the bench of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. [...]

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New York state legislature to consider transgender rights bill

Saturday, February 23, 2013
ALBANY, N.Y. -- A bill making its way in the New York state legislature would protect gender identity or expression from discrimination and subject violators to a potential hate crime prosecution. [...]

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Man charged in murder of New York gay man at Queens motel

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Crown Motor Inn, Elmhurst, N.Y.
NEW YORK -- A 23-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Joseph Benzinger, a 54-year-old gay man who was found strangled on Saturday in a Queens, N.Y. motel. [...]

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New York City lawmaker warns that killer may be targeting gay men

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Daniel Drommvia: New York Daily News
NEW YORK — The New York police department is investigating the strangulation deaths of three gay men in Queens and Manhattan in recent weeks. [...]

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Ed Koch, mayor who became a symbol of New Yok City, dies

Friday, February 1, 2013
Ed Koch, in a 1987 file photo. AP
Ed Koch, the mayor who became a symbol of New Yok City, died at 2 a.m. Friday from congestive heart failure. He was 88. [...]

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Two brutal murders of gay men in New York City concerns LGBT community

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) said Wednesday that it has learned of two brutal murders of gay men in New York City that occurred over a three-day span of time. [...]

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Transgender teacher called ‘worse than gay’ sues Catholic school over firing

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Mark Krolikowski (via ABC/Splash News)
A transgender teacher is suing a New York City Catholic school claiming he was fired after notifying school officials that he was transitioning from male to female. Mark Krolikowski -- who, according to his attorney prefers male pronouns and to be referred to as Mr. K by his students -- [...]

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Seabra sentenced to 25 years-to life for grisly murder of celebrity journalist

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Renato Seabra
A judge in Manhattan has sentenced Renato Seabra, a former Portuguese underwear model, to 25 years to life in prison for the the grisly murder of celebrity journalist Carlos Castro in a New York hotel last year. [...]

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