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Labor Big Outs Himself

Stuart Appelbaum, president of the New York City-based Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), in an exclusive interview, told Gay City News that his decision in May to openly affirm his gay identity within the American labor movement means, “I am defining myself publicly, and not just defining myself privately. That’s what makes a difference. I wanted to make my public role not just as a labor leader or Jewish labor leader, but as a gay Jewish labor leader.” Comment
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Hate Crimes Charge Sought in Queens

The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) and other advocates and elected officials are pressing the Queens County district attorney’s office to add hate crimes enhancements to assault charges against two men held in connection with a June 19 assault on Leslie Mora, a 30-year-old transgendered woman, in Jackson Heights. Comment

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