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Watch: Trailer For Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Normal Heart’ With Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts

by David Badash ● 2:23 PM April 18, 2014
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A dramatic look at the early ’80s AIDS crisis, HBO made “The Normal Heart” into a film directed by Ryan Murphy for release next month. A preview.

Civil Rights

Christian High School Bans Student’s Transgender Boyfriend From Senior Prom (Video)

by David Badash ● 11:19 AM April 16, 2014
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A New York City private Christian high school has banned one student’s boyfriend from accompanying her to the senior prom because he is transgender.

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?

News

Breaking: Anti-Gay Catholic Leader Flip Flops, Refuses To March In Gay Pride Parade

by David Badash ● 4:43 PM March 21, 2014
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Bill Donohue has just pulled out of his agreement to march in the New York City gay pride parade. Read his hypocritical, flimsy excuse.

News

‘Jesus Would Stone Homos’ Says NYC Pastor

by David Badash ● 1:50 PM March 14, 2014
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New York City pastor David Manning claims that “Jesus would stone homos” because “stoning is still the law.”

Hate Crimes

‘I Fucking Hate Faggots’: 50 New Yorkers Stood By As Gay Man Beaten On Subway

by David Badash ● 11:24 AM March 7, 2014
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On Sunday, a couple was coming home after celebrating their tenth anniversary when a man approached them and started to beat J.P. Masterson in the face. “I fucking hate faggots” the assailant told them.

News

Fund Created To Help Man Whose Husband Died In NYC Apartment Fire

by David Badash ● 3:12 PM January 7, 2014
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A fund has been set up to help the husband of the man who died in a horrific New York City apartment fire on Sunday. The couple were newlyweds and had just recently moved into their new home.

News

Faulty Christmas Tree Extension Cord Blamed For Gay Man’s Death In NYC Fire

by David Badash ● 4:20 PM January 6, 2014
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New York City officials are blaming a faulty extension cord used on a Christmas tree for sparking the fire that ultimately led to one NYC man’s death.

News

‘Black, White, Latino, Asian, Gay, Straight – All Created Equal’ Promises NYC Mayor De Blasio

by David Badash ● 2:53 PM January 1, 2014
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New York City has a new mayor. Many are claiming Bill de Blasio will be the most liberal mayor in America. Right now, America can only hope.

News

Look: Atheists Have New ‘Nobody Needs Christ At Christmas’ Times Square Billboard

by David Badash ● 5:32 PM December 4, 2013
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The 50-year old American Atheists non-profit has a new animated Times Square billboard that says “Nobody Needs Christ at Christmas.”

Bigotry Watch

Macy’s Slapped With Subpoena After Failing To Submit To NYC Racial Profiling Investigation

by David Badash ● 4:08 PM December 3, 2013
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October’s racial profiling stories that turned into a series of “shopping while Black” exposés highlighted the ugly racism that still runs rampant in New York City.

News

Look: Gay Activists Protest Russia Day At New York Stock Exchange

by David Badash ● 5:08 PM November 18, 2013
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Gay activists today protested “Russia Day,” traveling around around New York City, and ending up at the New York Stock Exchange, where a Russian Minister was to ring the closing bell.

Discrimination

Concrete Jungle: New York, Fashion And The Apartheid Of Shop And Frisk

by Max S. Gordon ● 1:06 PM November 3, 2013
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This is New York, where I am supposed to be safe, as a black man, as a gay man. The decision we all need to make is about who this nation truly belongs to, and how to stand up to and say no to the people who continue to try to hijack it from us.

Discrimination

Breaking: Court Blocks ‘Stop And Frisk’ Decision In Win For Bloomberg And NYPD

by David Badash ● 4:45 PM October 31, 2013
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A federal court of appeals dealt privacy and freedom advocates two deep blows minutes ago when it blocked a federal judge’s ruling in a pivotal New York City “stop and frisk” case.