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NYC to Allow Trans Citizens to Change Gender on Birth Certificates Without Surgery

By Bobby McGuire | Monday Dec 8, 2014
The rights of transgender New Yorkers took a big step forward Monday when the New York City Council passed a bill allowing them to change the gender on their birth certificates without sex change surgery.

No Indictment for Officer in NYC Chokehold Death

By Tom Hays and Coleen Long | Wednesday Dec 3, 2014
A grand jury cleared a white New York City police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man who had been stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes

Columbia University Donates $1M for Mental Health for DV Victims

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Nov 25, 2014
Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) announced a $1 million donation from the Chapman Perelman Foundation in support of a new program that will provide mental health services to victims of domestic violence.

Former Pier Dance Space to Become Futuristic Park, Performance Space

By Bobby McGuire | Monday Nov 17, 2014
The pier that formerly served as the stage for Whitney, Janet and J Lo during NYC's annual Pier Dance is about to get a drastic makeover.

'OITNB''s Big Boo Blabs About Bible-Banging Bigot Bash

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Nov 7, 2014
"Orange is the New Black" star Lea DeLaria is speaking out after a video of her went viral this week that shows the out actress getting into a heated argument with an anti-gay subway preacher.

VIDEO: 'OITNB''s Big Boo Goes Ballistic on Bible Bigot

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Nov 4, 2014
Mention of Sodom and Gomorrah and the "sin of homosexuality" was enough fodder for lesbian actress Lea DeLaria of "Orange is the New Black" to release the fury of Big Boo on a bigoted subway preacher.

LGBT Activists Rally in Brooklyn After Attack on Trans Woman

By Bobby McGuire | Wednesday Oct 15, 2014
A rally was held in Brooklyn Tuesday night in response to the attack on a transgender woman by a group of men Sunday night.

Last Stretch of NYC's High Line Opens

By Verena Dobnik | Monday Sep 22, 2014
The last stretch of New York's High Line opened Sunday, completing one of the nation's most distinctive urban transformations: abandoned elevated rails that have been turned into a linear oasis of flowers, grasses and trees.

Thousands March in NYC, Around Globe Over Climate

By Verena Dobnik and Michael Sisak | Sunday Sep 21, 2014
Accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs, thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take action on climate change.

Phylicia Rashad Interviews Billie Allen for League of Pro Theatre Women

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Sep 20, 2014
On September 22, actress Phylicia Rashad will interview Billie Allen, for the League of Professional Theatre Women.

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