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.
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NEW YORK -- With a loud hiccup and a hand over her mouth in coy embarrassment, Madame Tayoush mimics Lebanese diva Sabah in her performance of the sultry classic "Atshana" — or "I'm Thirsty" — as Arab-Americans hoot and cheer. The burst of a trumpet vibrato sends her into a dramatic swoon, basking under applause and the warmth of stage lights.
NEW YORK -- Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), the long-running HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy group, has hired Kelsey Louie as its new chief executive officer.
NEW YORK -- A street in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens has been named in honor of the founder of PFLAG and her family. Officials have formally designated 171st Street between 33rd and 35th Avenues as “Jeanne, Jules, Morty Manford PFLAG Way.”
NEW YORK -- Backers of a proposed New York City municipal ID card said Wednesday that transgender people, immigrants, non-drivers and others will benefit from the city-issued identification card.
NEW YORK — Five men who prosecutors said were members with a Hasidic neighborhood watch group in Brooklyn were indicted on Wednesday in connection with a brutal beating of a gay black man in December.
NEW YORK -- A Brooklyn bar owner says he has been battling his landlord for more than a year to turn his establishment into a gay bar, but that his lease specifically prohibits a gay bar from operating on the premises.
NEW YORK -- A weekend of St. Patrick's Day revelry and tensions over the exclusion of gays in some of the celebrations was culminating Monday in New York, where Guinness beer and the city's new mayor planned to sit out the world's largest parade celebrating Irish heritage.
NEW YORK -- Guinness announced Sunday it is cancelling its sponsorship of Monday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City because event organizers refuse to allow gay participants to carry signs expressing their LGBT pride.
NEW YORK -- New York's historic Stonewall Inn, site of the Stonewall riots of 1969 which is widely considered to be the single most important event leading to the modern gay rights movement, will drop Guinness beer from its shelves on Monday following the beer company's decision to stand by its sponsorship of the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Heineken announced Friday it has pulled its sponsorship of Monday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City because event organizers refuse to let gay participants carry signs displaying LGBT pride.