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St. Sen. Barbara Buono and Gov. Chris Christie (credits: Barbara Buono for NJ, Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Buono’s Openly Lesbian Daughter Blasts Christie For Marriage Stance

The openly lesbian daughter of New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono criticized Gov. Chris Christie Monday for his opposition to same-sex marriage.

06/24/2013

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N.J. State Assembly Passes Ban On ‘Conversion Therapy’ For Gay Youth

The New Jersey State Assembly on Monday approved a bill that would ban licensed therapists from trying to turn gay minors into heterosexuals.

06/24/2013

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

Self-Defense Classes Aimed At Empowering Members Of LGBT Community In Wake Of Violent Crimes

Members of the city’s LGBT community attended a self-defense training workshop on Saturday night, under the rallying cry ‘we’re not going back in the closet’.

06/08/2013

Rep. Steve Israel (file/photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Rep. Israel: Repeal Dishonorable Discharges For Gay Veterans

Before the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, some servicemembers were subjected to dishonorable discharges because they were gay. Long Island U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) wants to change that.

06/08/2013

Administration for Children's Services LGBTQ Ads (credit: Administration for Children's Services)

NYC Seeks More Gay And Lesbian Foster Parents

The executive director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center said many gay New Yorkers don’t realize that the city allows them to become foster parents.

06/03/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn marches in the Queens Pride Parade, June 2, 2013. (credit: Christine Quinn Twitter)

Quinn Announces Free Self Defense Classes Following Spike In Anti-Gay Attacks

Gay pride was on full display at the 21st annual Queens Pride Parade.

06/02/2013

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

Police said Dan Contarino was attacked in the East Villageon May 20, 2013, jist the latest victim in a long line of recent attacks on gays in New York City. (Photo: CBS 2)

Victim Describes Horror Of Monday Night’s Anti-Gay Attack In The East Village

The incident happened around 5:20 a.m. Tuesday. Police said a gay couple, ages 41 and 42, were walking on Broadway near Prince Street when two men began yelling anti-gay slurs.

05/21/2013

March Against Anti-Gay Violence

An Angry Community Rallies In Response To String Of Anti-Gay Attacks

A community is rallying against hate, and police are increasing patrols in some neighborhoods – in the wake of five anti-gay attacks in the past two weeks.

05/20/2013

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

Jason Collins (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

White House, Former President Bill Clinton Commend Jason Collins

Clinton said that Collins’ announcement on Monday is an “important moment” for professional sports and the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

04/29/2013

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

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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

Brendan Ayanbadejo (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Ravens LB: Up To 4 NFL Players Might Soon Come Out Of Closet On Same Day

“We’re in talks with a handful of players who are considering it,” the Ravens’ linebacker said. “There are up to four players being talked to right now and they’re trying to be organized so they can come out on the same day together.”

04/05/2013

Gay And Lesbian Tourism Conference Logo (credit:biggayhudsonvalley.com)

Group Holds Hudson Valley Gay Tourism Conference

Stephan Hengst of BigGayHudsonValley.com said the aim of the conference is to work with vendors looking to attract gays and lesbians to do business across the state.

03/27/2013

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