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NYC Mayor Marches in Gay Pre-St. Patrick's Parade

NATIONAL | By Verena Dobnik | Mar 1
Mayor Bill de Blasio told hundreds of participants at a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-friendly St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday that a society for all is one that embraces and respects everyone.

BMCC Tribeca Presents Black Women in Comedy Showcase

LOCAL | By EDGE | Feb 5
The BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center will host an evening of laughter on Friday, February 6 with acclaimed headline local comedian Calise Hawkins and additional NYC female comedians Pat Brown, Leighann Lord, and Nicky Sunshine.

AIDS Activists Zap HRC's NYC Gala and DC Headquarters

AIDS | By EDGE | Feb 2
On Saturday night, activists from the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP) gathered outside the Waldorf Astoria at a gala sponsored by Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to honor Fortune 500 corporations.

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

LOCAL | By EDGE | Dec 8
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

CRIME | By Tom Hays and Coleen Long | Dec 3
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

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 25
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

LOCAL | By EDGE | Nov 17
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

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Nov 7
"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

CELEBRITIES | By EDGE | Nov 4
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

CRIME | By EDGE | Oct 15
A rally was held in Brooklyn Tuesday night in response to the attack on a transgender woman by a group of men Sunday night.

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