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Grand Marshall Edith Windsor leads jubilant crowd at NYC pride

Sunday, June 30, 2013
Craig Ruttle, APEdith Windsor, the 84-year-old woman at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court decision granting gay couples federal marriage benefits, smiles as she cools herself with a fan showing her image during the gay pride march in New York Sunday, June 30, 2013.
NEW YORK — The 84-year-old woman at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court decision granting gay couples federal marriage benefits is a grand marshal of New York City's gay pride march. ...

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Payroll company Paychex to protect employee gender rights

Friday, June 28, 2013
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has leveraged the influence of the state pension fund to prod a company it invests in to spell out its opposition to discrimination and harassment of employees based on gender identity. ...

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Edith Windsor, NYC crowd celebrate court’s gay marriage ruling

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Jason DeCrow, APMembers of the LGBT community and their supporters gather in New York's Greenwich Village on Wednesday to celebrate two decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, one to invalidate parts of the Defense of Marriage Act and another to uphold a lower court ruling that struck down California's controversial Proposition 8.
NEW YORK — About a thousand people gathered Wednesday on the block where a 1969 riot sparked the gay rights movement to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a section of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. ...

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N.Y. Senate adjourns without considering transgender protections bill

Saturday, June 22, 2013
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York state Senate adjourned early Saturday morning without taking a vote on the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), a bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression in employment, housing, public ...

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Lawmakers announce bill to repeal dishonorable discharges given to gay veterans

Friday, June 21, 2013
U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), left, and Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) on Friday proposed legislation that would ensure gay and lesbian service members who were discharged for no other reason than their sexual orientation would have their military records upgraded ...

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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
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
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
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
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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