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Watch: In Stirring Speech At LGBT Gala Obama Warns ‘Progress Must Be Defended’

by David Badash ● 8:23 AM June 18, 2014
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President Barack Obama spoke before a packed audience of 550 people and in a nearly 18 minute speech touted his lengthy list of accomplishments for the LGBT community but warned against complacency, cautioning that “progress must be defended.”

Discrimination

Chick-fil-A To Open 108 New Restaurants — ‘A Good Chunk Of Them’ In Liberal NYC

by David Badash ● 8:40 AM April 9, 2014
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Anti-gay, conservative, religion-based Chick-fil-A is opening up dozens of new restaurants in liberal New York City. Will they be welcomed or shunned?

Bigotry Watch

Fox News: ‘Christians Have Officially Become Second-Class Citizens’

by David Badash ● 3:29 PM April 8, 2014
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New York City is “bullying Christians,” and “Christians have officially become second-class citizens in the nation’s largest city,” Starnes says. Really, Mr. Starnes?

Discrimination

Catholic Blowhard: Boycott Guinness If You Believe In Tolerance, Diversity

by David Badash ● 6:05 PM March 17, 2014
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There’s really no other way to say it. Bill Donohue is a blowhard. He offers nothing of substance to any intellectual conversation on social or religious issues.

News

Guinness Latest To Drop Sponsorship Of St. Patrick’s Parade Over Anti-Gay Policy

by David Badash ● 7:18 PM March 16, 2014
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Guinness has just announced it is dropping its sponsorship of the historic New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade over the event’s anti-LGBT policy.

News

Heineken Boycotts NYC’s St. Patrick’s Parade Over Anti-LGBT Policy

by David Badash ● 8:01 PM March 14, 2014
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Famous beer maker Heineken has announced it will drop its sponsorship of New York City’s centuries-old St. Patrick’s Day Parade because LGBT groups are barred from openly participating.

News

27 Year Old Recently Married Gay Man Dies In Horrific Manhattan Skyscraper Fire

by David Badash ● 8:31 AM January 6, 2014
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A 27-year old man who had just recently married his 32-year old husband died yesterday while trying to escape a horrific fire in a Manhattan skyscraper.

Elections

New York City Will Start The New Year With A Show Of Democratic Star Power

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 6:34 PM December 29, 2013
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They are going to attempt to wrest the levers of power from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week and hand them over to a liberal Democrat – the first Democrat elected mayor in twenty years.

Actions

New York Mayor-Elect Eschews Catholic Clergy On His Transition Team

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:49 PM November 26, 2013
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New York Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio has chosen not to include any Catholic clergy on his transition team, a decision that has the Catholic League fuming.

Discrimination

Shopping While Black: Second Customer Says She Too Is Suing Barneys And NYPD

by David Badash ● 1:42 PM October 24, 2013
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A 21-year old nursing student from Brooklyn says she bought a $2300 orange suede Céline bag from Barneys with her debit card — only to be accused of credit card fraud by police blocks away.

Hate Crimes

69 Year Old Man Stabbed To Death In Broad Daylight — Attacker Thought He Was Gay

by David Badash ● 9:39 AM September 17, 2013
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A 69-year old man was stabbed to death in broad daylight yesterday afternoon by a 22-year old man who thought his victim was gay. The anti-gay hate crime murder took place in the New York City borough of Queens.

News

NYC City Council Candidate Yetta Kurland Releases New Video Ahead Of Primary

by David Badash ● 12:16 PM September 5, 2013
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LGBT activist, civil rights attorney, and New York City Council candidate Yetta Kurland has just released a new video highlighting some of her endorsements.

News

Screaming ‘You Know Who Judges Me?’ Anthony Weiner Gets Into Shouting Match With Voter

by David Badash ● 2:41 PM September 4, 2013
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Anthony Weiner erupted in a shouting match with a local New York City voter today, screaming, “You know who judges me? You know who judges me? You know who judges me?”

News

Who Needs The Endorsement Of The New York Times? Christine Quinn Has George Takei.

by David Badash ● 9:19 AM September 4, 2013
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Christine Quinn last week sewed up the endorsement of the New York Times. But what does that matter, when you’ve got George Takei on your side?