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Early Sunday morning, two women were leaving One Last Shag, a gay bar on Franklin Avenue in Bed-Stuy, when a man shouted "derogatory comments about their sexual orientation" and punched both of them. This is only the latest in a recent series of antigay violence in the borough, including the assault of a gay man in the hallway of his apartment building, the verbal harassment and shooting of what appeared to be a man...
Early Saturday morning, on Broadway near Putnam Avenue in Bushwick, an altercation occurred between a group of four men dressed as women and three other men, Cody Sigue, 22, Matthew Smith, 21, and Tavon Johnson, 17, who shouted anti-gay slurs at the group of four as they pursued them on foot; Smith shot at the group, wounding one man in the buttocks. DNAinfo reports that Smith, who had 16 prior arrests, has been charged with attempted murder, assault,...
This morning, six months ahead of the 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade, event organizers announced that for the first time in its 252-year history, LGBT groups will not be barred from marching under gay-identifying banners. Gays were always "allowed" in the parade, but sort of in the way that a mouse is "allowed" in your apartment—if you can't get rid of it, it had better just stay quiet. Now the dogmatic, exclusionary cat is...
There's no better way to stick it to a bigot than to prove that you're the bigger person.   Yesterday, NYC Pride March Director David Studinski issued a statement inviting Catholic League president Bill Donahue to join this year's Gay Pride Parade, which will kick off at noon on June 29.The offer was in direct response to Donahue's assertion that Gay Pride organizers would never allow straight people to march beneath a "Straight Is Great" banner. Now, he's eating those words. "Mr....

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