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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
“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.”
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.
As the fight over immigration reform pushes ahead, one issue that the president and Congress don’t agree on yet is whether someone should be able to sponsor a visa for a same-sex partner.
With the news earlier this week that the Boy Scouts of America are considering lifting the ban on gay scouts, leaders and volunteers, many are speaking out on the controversial policy. Celebrities included.
“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.
The LGBT community in New Jersey is hoping Newark Mayor Cory Booker will make a run for governor.
A fundraiser was held Sunday for a drop-in center in Chelsea for LGBT youth, which was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy two weeks ago.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Jerrold Nadler and city council speaker Christine Quinn were among the politicians who met with community leaders at Gay Men’s Health Crisis headquarters Sunday afternoon to talk about an LGBT equality measure.