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Appeals Court Upholds Ban On Gay Conversion Therapy In New Jersey

A legal challenge to the ban on gay conversion therapy in New Jersey suffered yet another court defeat on Thursday.

09/11/2014

Plaza Hotel (Credit, Randy Yagi)

LGBT Advocates Fight Plan To Sell Plaza, Dream Downtown Hotels To Sultan Of Brunei

A call has been launched for people to boycott the famed Plaza Hotel at Grand Army Plaza and the Dream Downtown Hotel in Chelsea – if they are sold to a certain owner.

08/18/2014

Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey takes part in a Q&A following the New York premiere of the HBO documentary "Fall to Grace" on March 21, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

10 Years After Resigning, Jim McGreevey Doesn’t View Himself As A Gay Trailblazer

The struggle for gay rights and acceptance has moved leaps and bounds since that speech, but McGreevey said he doesn’t see himself as a trailblazer.

08/12/2014

Gay Pride Parade Winds Through New York City

Attorney Says Appeal Coming In NJ Gay Conversion Suit

An attorney for a New Jersey couple says he’ll appeal the dismissal of a lawsuit that challenged the state’s ban on gay conversion therapy.

08/01/2014

Big DL Gay Flag (file / credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Against NJ Gay Reparative Therapy Ban Tossed For A Second Time

A federal judge in New Jersey has tossed a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on gay conversion therapy for the second time in nine months.

07/31/2014

De Blasio Budget Proposal May 8 (CBS 2)

De Blasio Says He Won’t March In Any Parade That ‘Excludes’ LGBT Community

After marching in the Brooklyn Pride Parade earlier this weekend, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he and his wife, Chirlane McCray, will not march in any parades that “exclude” the LGBT community.

06/15/2014

Gay rights supporters protest against the exclusion of the gay community from the St. Patrick's Day parade during the annual event in New York on March 17, 2014.  (credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP PHOTO/Getty Images)

Catholic League President Blasts Gay Pride Parade Organizers Over Mandatory Rules For Participants

The spat between gay rights groups and the Catholic League began ahead of the 253rd annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade on Monday.

03/21/2014

An Au Bon Pain store in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Au Bon Pain To ‘Limit’ Wi-Fi Filtering After Blocks On Abortion, Gay Rights Sites

The Au Bon Pain sandwich chain responded Tuesday to complaints that it blocked its wi-fi users from accessing pro-choice and gay rights sites.

01/14/2014

Boy Scouts (file / credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts To Admit Gay Youth Beginning New Year’s Day

Effective New Year’s Day, the Boy Scouts of America will begin accepting openly gay youths.

12/28/2013

Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx. (credit: Getty Images)

Gay Rights Advocates Upset About Ex-Priest’s Speaking Invitation

Gay rights advocates are outraged that a Bronx Catholic school has invited a controversial retired priest to speak to parents this week.

11/17/2013

City Hall in Lower Manhattan (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

LGBT Activist Corey Johnson Wins Council Seat After Reportedly Heated Race

Gay rights activist Corey Johnson has won the nomination for the 3rd District City Council seat being vacated by Speaker Christine Quinn, following a contest described in published reports as “vicious.”

09/11/2013

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits Government House on November 15, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. (credit: David Mariuz-Pool/Getty Images)

Former Secretary Of State Clinton To Be Honored By AIDS Foundation

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has earned a special honor from the New York-based Elton John AIDS Foundation, in honor of her work to support gay rights.

09/04/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Ice Cube Curling Centre during his tour of the Olympic venues in the Black Sea city of Sochi on February 7, 2013. (Photo by SERGEI KARPUKHIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Putin Offers Assurances On Gay Rights At Sochi Olympics

President Vladimir Putin sought to ease concerns that Russia’s new anti-gay law would be used to punish athletes who display rainbow flags during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, while insisting that gays are not discriminated against in his country.

09/04/2013

NYC Condoms

Reports: Quinn Calls For Better Free City-Sponsored Condoms

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said this week that she wants to improve the quality of the free condoms that are given out to New Yorkers, according to published reports.

08/17/2013

A woman named Anna rallies in Times Square in support of the group Pussy Riot August 17, 2012. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/GettyImages)

Protesters Commemorate Anniversary Of Russian Punk Band’s Sentencing

Protesters gathered outside the Russian consulate Saturday to demonstrate against the policies of that country’s government, on the one-year anniversary of the sentencing of three members of the punk rock band Pussy Riot.

08/17/2013

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