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New Jersey Senate Postpones Vote On Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban

The New Jersey Senate has put off a vote on a bill banning licensed therapists from trying to convert gay minors into heterosexuals.

05/30/2013

March Against Anti-Gay Violence

Report: Teen Charged With Hate Crimes In Attack On Gay Men Near West Side Nightclub

It happened just after 3 a.m. on Saturday; Lovendusky told 1010 WINS Reporter Sonia Rincon that he was walking down the street with a group of friends when a gang of teenagers approached them from behind and taunted them with a homophobic slur.

05/27/2013

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Boy Scouts Of America Votes To Lift Ban On Gay Scouts

The decision on the highly divisive issue came in Thursday evening.

05/23/2013

Demonstrators rallied for an end to anti-gay violence, after a series of bias attacks (Credit 1010 WINS Reporter Gary Baumgarten)

New Yorkers Rally In Midtown To Oppose Series Of Alleged Bias Attacks Against Gay Couples

Demonstrators gathered to denounce violence against the gay community, in light of a recent spate of alleged bias attacks against gay couples in the city.

05/16/2013

The NYPD is looking for a group of men in connection with a possible 'bias attack' in Midtown. (Credit NYPD)

NYPD Seeks ‘Persons Of Interest’ In Connection With Midtown Bias Beating

The NYPD is asking the public for help in identifying several persons of interest wanted in connection with a possible bias assault in Midtown.

05/08/2013

Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards rebounds against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on April 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jason Collins Becomes 1st Active Male Athlete In 4 Major American Pro Sports To Come Out

“I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport,” Collins wrote in Sports Illustrated. “But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation.”

04/29/2013

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

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

1.31.13 Carson Kressley

New Film ‘Out In The Open’ Features Gay Celebs Telling Their Stories

“Out in the Open” is a groundbreaking new documentary featuring some familiar faces. It made a big splash at Sundance, and its directors hope it also resonates with young folks struggling with their sexuality.

01/31/2013

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

Boy Scouts Considering Retreat From Controversial No-Gays Policy

Under the change now being discussed, the different religious and civic groups that sponsor Scout units would be able to decide for themselves how to address the issue.

01/28/2013

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Crowd Turns Out For Brooklyn LGBTQ Wedding Expo

The second edition of the LGBTQ 2013 Wedding Expo was held Sunday in Brooklyn.

01/13/2013

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

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Fundraiser Held To Benefit LGBT Youth Center Destroyed By Sandy

A fundraiser was held Sunday for a drop-in center in Chelsea for LGBT youth, which was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy two weeks ago.

11/11/2012

Queens beating victim Lou Rispoli (credit: Handout)

Queens Beating Victim Taken Off Life Support; Public’s Help Sought In Finding Suspects

Rispoli’s friend and Queens City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer said Rispoli was not robbed in the attack, and urged anyone who may have seen the assault to come forward. Police have not yet determined a motive for the attack.

10/25/2012

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

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