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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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. [...]
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 -- [...]
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. [...]
NEW YORK -- Time Warner Cable has selected the Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest services and advocacy organization working with LGBT runaway and homeless youth, to be the recipient of a Time Warner Cable Learning Lab. [...]
A jury in New York has convicted Renato Seabra, a former Portuguese model, of the grisly murder of celebrity journalist Carlos Castro in a New York hotel last year, just after the victim had ended their relationship. [...]
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Syracuse Common Council on Monday approved a bill to amend the existing Syracuse Fair Practices Law -- which was passed in 1990 to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation -- to include gender identity and expression as protected categories. [...]
Sean Patrick Maloney has become the second openly gay non-incumbent to win election to Congress tonight. He beat Rep. Nan Hayworth, a Republican who is serving in her first term in the House. [...]
QUEENS, N.Y. -- A prominent figure in the local gay community died Thursday after being removed from life support. Lou Rispoli, 62, died from injuries sustained in a savage, early morning attack last week. [...]
Lou Rispoli, a well-respected and beloved community leader in the Queens, N.Y., gay neighborhood of Sunnyside, has been removed from life support and remains in hospice care, the result of an early morning attack last week. He is not expected to survive. [...]
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York state Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal by the conservative group New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, who were seeking to have New York’s same-sex marriage law overturned. [...]