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Two brutal murders of gay men in New York City concerns LGBT community

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) said Wednesday that it has learned of two brutal murders of gay men in New York City that occurred over a three-day span of time. [ Read more → ]
Mark Krolikowski (via ABC/Splash News)

Transgender teacher called ‘worse than gay’ sues Catholic school over firing

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A transgender teacher is suing a New York City Catholic school claiming he was fired after notifying school officials that he was transitioning from male to female. Mark Krolikowski -- who, according to his attorney prefers male pronouns and to be referred to as Mr. K by his students -- alleges in a lawsuit filed late last year, that he was called "worse than gay" before being wrongfully terminated. [ Read more → ]
Lou Rispoli

N.Y. gay rights leader, victim of brutal attack, dies after being removed from life support

Friday, October 26, 2012
QUEENS, N.Y. -- A prominent figure in the local gay community died Thursday after being removed from life support. Lou Rispoli, 62, died from injuries sustained in a savage, early morning attack last week. [ Read more → ]
Brianna Demato (left), with her mother Cathy. [New York Daily News]

Bisexual student sent home after refusing to change ‘I enjoy vagina’ t-shirt

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
QUEENS, N.Y. -- A Queens high school sophomore who self identifies as bisexual, was sent home Tuesday, after school administrators deemed that the “I enjoy vagina” T-shirt she was wearing was a distraction. [ Read more → ]
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