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Police arrest two men in beating of gay men in New York City

Saturday, May 11, 2013
The two victims in the Friday morning attack in New York. (Names withheld.)
NEW YORK — Two men were arrested in connection with the beating of two gay men in Manhattan early Friday and police are investigating whether there is a link to an earlier anti-gay attack in the same area on Sunday. [...]

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Transgender rights are not about men wanting to go into women’s restrooms

Sunday, May 5, 2013
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New York State’s transgender residents have suffered severe discrimination, harassment, and even violence. But, listening to the general debate, you would think the only thing this bill did was allow men to go into women’s bathrooms and showers. As is the case every time GENDA comes up for a vote [...]

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New York state assembly passes gender expression non-discrimination act

Friday, May 3, 2013
New York state capitol in Albany
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York State Assembly this week approved 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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N.Y. state lawmakers introduce bill to ban reparative therapy for minors

Monday, April 29, 2013
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ALBANY, N.Y -- Two New York City state lawmakers on Friday introduced a bill that seeks to ban the controversial practice of gay-to-straight "conversion" therapy, also known as reparative therapy. [...]

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Head of N.Y. LGBT center sentenced to 2-6 years in prison for embezzlement

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Lisa Winters
The former head of a New York LGBT community center has been sentenced to at least two years in prison for embezzling more than $300,000 from the organization. [...]

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Marriage equality supporters mark historic week with candlelight vigil in Times Square

Sunday, March 24, 2013
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NEW YORK -- Several hundred marriage equality supporters turned out for a candlelight vigil in New York's Times Square on Sunday evening, in a peaceful demonstration to mark this week's historic events in which the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans and the [...]

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New York police announce arrests in murder of gay man

Thursday, March 21, 2013
David Rangel
NEW YORK -- The New York Police Department says it has arrested two men in connection with the murder of a gay man earlier this year in his Queens apartment. [...]

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Quinn’s rising political prominence highlights NYC parade dispute

Friday, March 15, 2013
Christine Quinn Seth Wenig, AP
She's a leading candidate to be New York's next mayor. She's already one of its top Irish-American officials. Christine Quinn is also a lesbian and proud of it. And that's why the City Council speaker won't be marching in Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade, an event so entrenched in New [...]

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New York AG: NFL must investigate whether recruits were asked their sexual orientation

Thursday, March 14, 2013
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
ALBANY, New York -- New York state's top legal official urged the NFL on Thursday to investigate whether potential players were improperly asked about their sexual orientation during the league's annual skills exhibition for incoming college players, which he said would be illegal in New York. [...]

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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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