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Man pleads not guilty in New York City hate crime shooting

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Elliot Morales, during his arrest by New York police.
NEW YORK — A man accused of fatally shooting a gay man walking with a companion in New York City’s Greenwich Village afterward claimed that he opened fire because the victim “thought he was tough in front of his bitch,” ...

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NY college debates whether to display rainbow flag alongside national banners

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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LONG ISLAND CITY -- A debate over display of the rainbow "pride" flag has broken out at a Long Island City college. ...

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Transgender city council candidate could become a first in NYC

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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NEW YORK -- If Mel Wymore wins a New York City council seat in the upcoming election, he would be the first openly transgender person elected to public office in America's biggest city and one of only a handful ever ...

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NYC health officials warn of meningitis risks ahead of gay pride weekend

Monday, June 17, 2013
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NEW YORK -- New York City officials have issued a warning given ahead of the upcoming gay pride weekend, advising visitors to consult their physicians about receiving a meningitis vaccination. ...

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Gay man claims he was attacked, called gay slurs by homophobic NYPD cops

Monday, June 10, 2013
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A gay man claims he was accused of public urination, called anti-gay slurs, violently attacked, and thrown against a squad car by a New York City police officer in an incident last week outside a Brooklyn precinct that was captured ...

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Congressman proposes to repeal dishonorable discharges given to gay veterans

Saturday, June 8, 2013
U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.)
HUNTINGTON, N.Y. -- An estimated 100,000 gay and lesbian service members were issued dishonorable or "undesirable" discharges between World War II and 1993 due to their sexual orientation, losing their military benefits as a result. ...

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‘Cutest couple’ at New York high school is two boys

Monday, June 3, 2013
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CARMEL, N.Y. — The duo voted "cutest couple" in the senior class at a suburban New York high school say they're getting teased about it - but not because they're both boys. ...

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NYC LGBT Caucus to offer self-defense classes in response to anti-gay attacks

Monday, June 3, 2013
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NEW YORK — New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and the council's LGBT Caucus will host free self-defense classes following a recent spate of hate crimes. ...

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Two more anti-gay hate crimes reported in New York City this week

Saturday, June 1, 2013
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NEW YORK -- Police in New York City have arrested five men — ranging in age from 16 to 21 — in the latest in a series of attacks on gay men in the city. ...

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Gay rights activist latest victim in wave of attacks on gay men in NYC

Sunday, May 26, 2013
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NEW YORK -- A gay rights activist is the latest victim in a recent spate of attacks on gay men in New York City. ...

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