In the state of New York, it is still legal for a doctor to refuse to treat a transgender or gender-nonconforming person. Unfortunately, because New York has yet to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, individuals have no legal recourse to challenge this discrimination.
As one gay man was taken to hospital due to the injuries from too-tight handcuffs, the three gay men are accusing the NYPD of police brutality
The New York State Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would make it a felony to annoy a police officer.
The bill would make aggravated harassment of a police officer a crime punishable by up to four years in prison, and so far, the effort has won praise from law enforcement officials.
The New-York Historical Society’s new exhibit puts on display the confusion, fear, and anger that defined the disease’s destructive descent on the city.
The announcement from the out council speaker and candidate for mayor comes after dozens of antigay attacks in the city this year.
It did not start with Stonewall
Our revolution didn’t start with Stonewall. African-American lesbian elders tell the tales of gay New York life in Harlem, Brooklyn and the Bronx before the world-altering Stonewall rebellion. In this clip they recall, raids and suffocating laws and racial discrimination faced within the gay community.
Police arrested four teens in Brooklyn where Kevin Kiadii was jumped for offering soda to an intoxicated youngster
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Thousands of people rallied in New York City on Monday to protest a recent string of anti-gay violence in the city. Participants included openly gay City Council speaker Christine Quinn and DOMA plaintiff Edie Windsor. (via The Advocate)
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Joined by Council Speaker Christine Quinn, LGBT activists rallied in New York this week to demand the passage of GENDA, or the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act.
GENDA would protect transgender people statewide against discrimination in housing, employment and public assistance programs, and also expand hate crimes law to protect trans people. The bill has passed the State Assembly six times but never made it through the Senate.
“In light of the rash of all the anti-gay incidents that have happened, including the murder of a young man just this weekend, now is the time to pass GENDA,” said City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez of Queens. “We are long overdue.”
“GENDA not being part of our state law is sending a message that transgender citizens of this state are second class, and we need to put an end to it,” Quinn said.
Let’s get this done. There’s no reason to stall equal treatment.
The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is launching Friday Safety Night and Community Wellness/Speak Out events in the wake of the ninth anti-gay attack in the month of May. On Saturday, the…
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Another anti-gay hate crime has reportedly occurred in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. Alan Bounville, of the activist group Queer Rising, reports:
Last night, Friday, May 24th, a group of 9-10 men attacked one of my dearest friends, Eugene Lovendusky. They yelled “faggot” at Eugene as he was punched in the jaw. There have been a half-dozen, publicized violent anti-queer crimes in New York City in May 2013, including the cold-blooded murder of Mark Carson, 32, for being a “faggot.”
Adds Scott Wooledge on Facebook:
This hits home as I know this man personally. There have been a spree of anti-gay hate crimes in New York City this month. As people are unable to enforce their bigotry by laws and policies, they will turn to expressing their impotent hate on the streets.
I can’t do much to help make the world safer for my friends. But I have a platform, and I’m sending out this message to gay bashers: “You can kick us. You can punch us. You can shoot us dead as you did Mark Carson and Harvey Milk. But the LGBT community will not go back to the days before Stonewall Riots and DADT repeal. We will not abandon our righteous claim to be treated equally under the US Constitution and the laws of our states. You will lose eventually.
And eventually we LGBT people will meet our respective Gods with our hands clean of blood.”