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Watch: At 9/11 Tribute, Teen Asks, ‘President Obama, Please Do Not Bring Us To Another War’

by David Badash ● 12:42 PM September 11, 2013
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A 15-year old girl today broke 9/11 memorial tradition to deliver an important message to the Commander in Chief: “President Obama, please do not bring us to another war.”

News

Murdered NYC Transgender Woman Was Beaten In Front Of NYPD Police Station (Video)

by David Badash ● 6:09 PM August 23, 2013
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Islan Nettles, the murdered 21-year old transgender woman beaten last Saturday who died after being removed from life support yesterday, was attacked in front of a New York City Police Station.

Bigotry Watch

Have You Seen These Men? NYPD Releases Sketch Of Anti-Gay Hate Crime Attackers

by David Badash ● 12:25 PM August 16, 2013
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The NYPD just released the above sketch and poster of two of the six men wanted in an anti-gay hate crime attack this week of two men in Manhattan’s historically gay Chelsea neighborhood.

Civil Rights

UPDATED: Same-Sex Couple Target Of Anti-Gay Attack In NYC’s Chelsea Neighborhood

by David Badash ● 4:55 PM August 14, 2013
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Two men holding hands in New York City’s historically gay Chelsea neighborhood were the victims of an anti-gay bias attack by up to six men very early this morning.

Marriage

Award For Stupidest Debate Tweet Goes To…

by David Badash ● 1:05 PM October 4, 2012
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The award for the stupidest presidential debate tweet goes to Eric Teetsel, the new Executive Director of the Manhattan Declaration, who wrote via Twitter…

News

Empire State Building Shooting: 1 Victim Plus Shooter Dead. 9 Shot, Are Alive. (Graphic Images)

by David Badash ● 12:48 PM August 24, 2012
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One 41-year old man is dead, along with his 53-year old killer at a mass shooting that began at 9:03 AM ET at New York City’s Empire State Building today.

Bigotry Watch

Chuck Colson, Anti-Gay Manhattan Declaration Author, Watergate Felon, Dies

by David Badash ● 5:58 PM April 21, 2012
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Chuck Colson, the virulently anti-gay theocrat, Evangelical Christian Prison Fellowship founder, Watergate felon, and Manhattan Declaration author, died today at 80.

Bigotry Watch

Rampant Racism: Union’s New Hires In NYC Are 92% White

by David Badash ● 5:18 PM November 30, 2011
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Bosses at an NYC union refused a government order to diversify and presented a proposed hiring list of 37 people for temporary positions, with 34 white candidates.

Arts

REVIEW: Five Borough Songbook Premiere In NYC’s DUMBO

by Scott Rose ● 11:00 AM October 23, 2011
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The Five Borough Songbook of 20 songs enjoyed an auspicious premiere last week at the Galapagos Art Space, in that Brooklyn neighborhood designated as DUMBO.

Analysis

Gayest Neighborhood In Manhattan Has Highest Rate Of Abortion In All NYC?

by David Badash ● 7:45 AM September 15, 2011
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An article in the right wing religious conservative LifeSite News about New York City’s high abortion rate unfairly focuses on black and gay neighborhoods.

News

Hurricane Irene In NYC: Watch LIVE From Midtown Manhattan!

by David Badash ● 9:27 PM August 27, 2011
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Live video streaming of Hurricane Irene from midtown Manhattan in New York City!

Civil Rights

Valentine’s Day Marriage Equality Wedding In Manhattan

by Justin Elzie ● 3:00 AM February 13, 2011
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On Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14th, a devoted couple, Rob Lassegue and Manuel Reyes, will attempt to be joined in marriage in Manhattan.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree!

by David Badash ● 9:17 PM December 17, 2010

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Look! Christmas In NYC’s Bryant Park At Twilight!

by David Badash ● 6:56 PM December 13, 2010

Every year at Christmas, Bryant Park becomes a shopping, eating, and ice skating paradise! It’s been an exhausting year, and an exhausting few weeks on the LGBT civil rights front, so Caleb and I took some time and went to Bryant Park. (There’s more chocolate in the park than Willy Wonka would know what to [...]