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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

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‘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

Councilman Daniel Dromm (credit: CBS 2)

Councilman Daniel Dromm Calls For Ban Of Curative Therapy For LGBT Teens

The practice, which is also known as reparative or conversion therapy, attempts to change, alter or correct a person’s sexual orientation.

10/11/2012

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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NewFest: The NY LGBT Film Festival At Lincoln Center Brings Laughs, Drama With Film Screenings

The weather may not have been perfect in New York City last weekend, but it was nothing but rainbows at Lincoln Center as NewFest: the NY LGBT Film Festival kicked off their 24th event on Friday night.

07/30/2012

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Guide To NYC Pride Week

It’s been more than 40 years since the first Gay Pride March was held in New York City, and even the most visionary organizers of that protest march — commemorating the first anniversary of the Stonewall raid — could not have ever imagined what that single event would become.

06/04/2012

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Parent-Teacher Group Meeting To Battle Anti-Gay Bullying On Long Island

A new parent-teacher group is meeting for the first time tonight on Long Island. Its goal is to stop bullying of gay students.

11/02/2011

President Barack Obama speaks during a Democratic National Committee event at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, Thursday, June 23, 2011, in New York. (credit: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Obama Speaks At LGBT Fundraiser As NY Weighs Same-Sex Marriage

Saying he believed the Defense of Marriage Act was “wrong” and “unfair,” the President added his voice to the debate still raging in Albany over a bill allowing same-sex marriage.

06/23/2011

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NYC’s 5 Best Pride Parties

Pride is an annual gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender festival that celebrates every person just as they are. The annual Pride March is held on Sunday, June 24th, 2012. The after-parties that go on after the march are the most fun events in the city.

06/22/2011

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