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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

Lawmakers, advocates call on Senate to include immigration reform provision for LGBT families (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Lawmakers Lobby For Gay Couples To Be Protected Under Immigration Laws

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.

03/18/2013

1.31.13 Carson Kressley

TV Personality Carson Kressley Speaks Out On Controversial Boy Scout Policy

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.

01/31/2013

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

Cory Booker (credit: Twitter)

LGBT Activists Hope Booker Will Run For N.J. Governor

The LGBT community in New Jersey is hoping Newark Mayor Cory Booker will make a run for governor.

11/25/2012

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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

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: gillibrand.senate.gov), Rep. Jerrold Nadler (credit: nadler.house.gov), City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (credit: council.nyc.gov)

City, State Lawmakers: LGBT Equality Needs To Be Reality Across America

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.

CBS New York–10/21/2012

Carolina and John

‘Spirit Day 2012′ Unites Celebs, Local Communities In Fight Against Bullying

Friday is Spirit Day, in which participants around the country wear purple to take a stand against bullying. CBS 2’s John Elliott and TV 10-55’s Carolina Bermudez were among the folks taking part in the movement.

10/19/2012

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