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Stonewall Honors Prominent Women Leaders and Unsung Heroes

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
In a special ceremony on Friday, April 11 at Union Square Ballroom, the Stonewall Community Foundation honored prominent women leaders and unsung heroes who create lasting legacies for the LGBTQ community.

Key Figure Admits Role in Suspected NY Hate Attack

Friday Feb 21, 2014
The reputed leader of a neighborhood street gang has admitted a role in a brutal assault on three people that authorities called one of the worst cases of anti-gay violence in New York City history.

NYC Mayor’s Budget Funds Homeless Services, LGBT Youth Programs

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Feb 13, 2014
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his preliminary budget plan on Feb. 12, lambasting his predecessor for leaving more than 150 outstanding labor contracts.

NY Methodist Clergyman Charged Over Gay Wedding

By Rachel Zoll | Friday Jan 17, 2014
The United Methodist Church has formally charged another clergyman for presiding at the same-sex wedding of his son.

Crowd Funding Campaign Launched For Survivor of NYC High Rise Fire

By EDGE | Tuesday Jan 7, 2014
A crowd funding campaign has been set up to assist Michael Todd Cohen, victim of a recent fire in a midtown Manhattan highrise that claimed the life of his husband, playwright Daniel McClung.

Gym Teacher Says Lesbian Boss Fired Him For Being Straight

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Dec 19, 2013
A straight gym teacher said that his lesbian boss fired him from his longtime job at an Upper West Side school, for being straight.

NY Pushes Sochi Games Advertisers on Gay Rights

Thursday Dec 5, 2013
New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and New York City Comptroller John Liu are pressuring Olympic advertisers to speak out against Russia’s restrictions on gay and transgender rights before the Sochi Winter Games begin in February.

NYC Bans Tobacco Sales to Anyone Under Age 21

By David B. Caruso | Wednesday Nov 20, 2013
Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed landmark legislation Tuesday banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21, making New York the first large city or state in the country to prohibit sales to young adults.

De Blasio is Elected Mayor of New York

By Jonathan Lemire | Tuesday Nov 5, 2013
Bill de Blasio was elected New York City’s first Democratic mayor in two decades Tuesday, running on an unabashedly liberal, tax-the-rich platform that contrasted sharply with billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s record during 12 years in office.

West Point Hosts First Wedding Between Two Men on Saturday

Sunday Nov 3, 2013
Two West Point graduates were married Saturday in the military academy’s first wedding between two men.