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June 27, 2019 - 7:10 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Landmarks across New York state are being lit up in honor of WorldPride. The structures to be lit include the spire of One World Trade Center, the Mid-Hudson Bridge in Poughkeepsie, the SUNY Central Administration Building in Albany and the State Fair Exposition Center in...
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David Caplan
May 28, 2019 - 3:23 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- MTA Police are investigating the vandalism of a billboard at a LIRR station in Bellmore for the upcoming Long Island Pride Festival, which attracts thousands of LGBT people and their allies. The billboard was torn down and ripped into several pieces. The billboard advertised...
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David Caplan
May 28, 2019 - 3:04 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- It's no secret that trans individuals are not widely represented in mass media. But the latest commercial from Gillette has taken a step to change that, by featuring a trans man -- Samson Bonkeabantu Brown of Toronto -- who is taught how to shave by his father. "Growing up I...
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David Caplan
May 24, 2019 - 1:47 pm
HACKENSACK, N.J. (1010 WINS) — A Hackensack charter middle school, which is housed in a building owned by a church, was forced to paint over an LGBT Pride mural after the church deemed the art as "obscene." "So...my school’s owned by a Catholic Church and they want me to take down my Keith Haring...
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David Caplan
May 17, 2019 - 12:55 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — The mayor of one northern New Jersey community isn't too keen on celebrating LGBT Pride. Tom Giordano, the mayor of the Bergen County borough of Waldwick, is balking at flying the LGBT Pride rainbow flag for the entire month of June -- which is Pride month -- and instead says...
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May 16, 2019 - 6:02 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A federal court says New York officials weren't infringing on a Christian adoption agency's religious freedom by requiring it to serve same-sex couples. A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Albany in December sought to stop the state Office of Children and Family Services...
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March 01, 2019 - 9:15 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- City council member Ritchie Torres was joined by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce to announce the introduction of a new legislation that would certify Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender owned businesses across the city. Torres believes that LGBT businesses are...
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Anti-gay subway attack suspect
NYPD
December 13, 2018 - 5:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say they've arrested a man suspected of sucker punching a woman and fracturing her spine in an anti-gay attack aboard a New York City subway train. Allah Allasheed was charged Thursday with assault as a hate crime in connection with the Nov. 30 attack in Queens aboard a...
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October 11, 2018 - 3:12 pm
By David Caplan NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- In honor of National Coming Out Day today, New York City-area lawmakers took to Twitter to express their support of the LGBTQ community and share their own personal stories. National Coming Out Day "emphasizes the importance of coming out and creating a safe...
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October 02, 2018 - 3:04 pm
By David Caplan NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Members of Congress Carolyn Maloney and Nydia Velazquez are blasting the Trump adminstration for a new directive that denies visas to some same-sex partners of U.S. foreign diplomats and United Nations employees. The administration is requiring couples...
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