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New York State Fair to hold its first ever LGBT pride day

Monday, June 22, 2015
The New York State Fair will celebrate LGBT pride on Aug. 28.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a celebration of New York's LGBT community will take place on Friday, August 28th to formalize what has been an informal gathering at the fair by members of the LGBT community. ...

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New York: Suspect in chair-bashing of gay man surrenders

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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Bayna-Lehkiem El-Amin, 41, walked into a New York precinct with his lawyer on June 16 to surrender for the attack May 5 at a Chelsea Dallas BBQ with a wooden chair. ...

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Suspect charged with shoving trans woman off subway platform pleads not guilty

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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A man accused of pushing a transgender woman onto the New York City subway tracks has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and attempted assault. ...

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Transgender woman shoved onto subway tracks in suspected hate crime

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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New York City police say the hate crime task force is now investigating the case of a transgender woman who was shoved onto the subway tracks. ...

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N.Y. Assembly approves bill to outlaw transgender discrimination – for the 8th consecutive year

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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The New York state Assembly has voted again to outlaw discrimination against transgender people, but the measure appears stalled in the state Senate. ...

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Commission to consider designating Stonewall Inn a New York City landmark

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Stonewall Inn, New York.
Designation would grant recognition to a powerful symbol of the gay rights movement. The Greenwich Village tavern would be the first landmark honored specifically for its role in the city's gay history. ...

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Suspect identified in chair bashing attack on gay couple in Manhattan restaurant

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
New York police say the man pictured here,  El-Amin Bayna, is wanted in connection with the attack on two men in New York on May 5.
New York police say they have identified the suspect in an attack earlier this month inside a Manhattan restaurant in which a same-sex couple was bashed over the head with a wooden chair. ...

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New York AG takes on transgender discrimination in health care

Friday, May 15, 2015
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New York's attorney general has started a program to ensure transgender individuals have equal access to health care. ...

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Owner of NYC gay-oriented hotel lashes out at ‘gay extremists’ over backlash for Ted Cruz dinner

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Mati Weiderpass (right) with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz
n owner of a gay-oriented New York City hotel lashed out at "extremists" who have urged a boycott over a dinner invitation to Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican and a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage. ...

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Gay couple bashed over head with chair in Manhattan restaurant attack

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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The beating came after the attacker lobbed several gay slurs at the couple. ...

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