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Alan Gendreau (Credit: Bradley Lambert, MT Athletic Communications)

Openly Gay Kicker Alan Gendreau Working Toward Cracking An NFL Roster

“My whole thing in this is just to help anybody who is struggling with coming out,” Gendreau told the New York Times. “I want people to know that I didn’t have a problem with it, and they shouldn’t either.”

04/23/2013

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Plaque To Mark Greenwich Village Church As Site Of First PFLAG Meeting

A plaque will mounted later this year to mark the historic Church of the Village as the site of the first meeting of the group PFLAG – in honor of the group’s late founder.

04/07/2013

Gay Rights Rally in Greenwich Village March 24, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Hundreds Rally For Gay Rights At Washington Square Park

The demonstration comes as the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on two cases this week.

03/24/2013

Ed Koch at Esquire Magazine's 70th Anniversary party in New York City - Feb. 20, 2003 (credit: Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Mayor Koch Remained Staunchly Private On Matters Of Sexual Orientation

Late Mayor Ed Koch was a strong supporter and champion of gay rights, but when it came to the issue of his own sexual orientation, he steadfastly maintained a commitment to privacy.

02/02/2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Once Wrote In College He Had ‘Hated Gays’

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, an outspoken advocate for gay rights, penned a column in college about overcoming the “disgust and latent hostility” he once felt toward gay people.

01/11/2013

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Activist Steven Goldstein To Give Up Helm Of New Jersey Gay Rights Group

Gay rights activist Steven Goldstein is leaving his post at the helm of Garden State Equality, which he founded more than eight years ago.

01/02/2013

Boy Scouts (file / credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Merck Ends Contributions To Boy Scouts Over Anti-Gay Policy

The Merck Foundation says the Boy Scouts’ exclusion of gays from its ranks and leadership positions conflicts with giving guidelines and the company’s nondiscrimination policy.

12/10/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court Nominees

With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.

10/18/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney and Ryan Are Real Life Versions Of GOP Caricatures Of Kerry and Gore

In an odd turn of events, the Republicans in Tampa nominated real life versions of their cartoon versions of Kerry and Gore. Republicans thought John Kerry should be criticized for changing positions. But Kerry is not in the same league as Romney who ran as a pro-choice candidate and promised to do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy.

09/04/2012

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

Cynthia Nixon (credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New Yorker)

‘Sex & The City’ Actress Clarifies Remark About Being Gay By Choice

Actress Cynthia Nixon is trying to clarify her earlier remarks that got her in hot water with some fellow gay rights activists.

01/31/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (credit: Getty Images)

Gay Rights Organization Honors Mayor Bloomberg

In his acceptance speech, Mayor Bloomberg praised the President and Congress for winning the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for gays in the military.

10/01/2011

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Mike Groll/AP)

Cuomo: Gay Marriage May Not Get A Floor Vote In NY

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he doesn’t want to bring a bill to legalize gay marriage to a floor debate and vote in the state Senate unless he’s certain there are enough votes to pass it.

05/11/2011

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Renewed Fight For Gay Marriage In NY Hits Suburbs

Lady Gaga on stage on Long Island this weekend, actors Kevin Bacon, Julianne Moore and Kyra Sedgwick on video and Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Albany are headliners in New York’s growing push to legalize gay marriage, a fight that may already be won thanks to shifting voter sentiment and a concerted, disciplined campaign.

04/23/2011

New York State Senate (credit: CBS 2)

Gay Marriage Supporters Plan New Vote In NY Senate

The Empire State Pride Agenda said their count after the November elections shows a net gain of two votes for gay marriage. The group also notes Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos has promised to bring the issue to the floor again.

12/17/2010

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