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Opening statements June 28 in the trial of Abel Cedeno, charged with manslaughter and assault for stabbing one classmate to death and seriously wounding another on September 27, 2017, saw the prosecution painting the defendant as a cold-blooded killer bent on coming to school to slice up some students. Comment
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Financial Woes Face Black HIV Group

Health

Financial Woes Face Black HIV Group

A Brooklyn organization that focuses on HIV prevention and sexual health among African-American gay and bisexual men will go on hiatus for the summer while it reorganizes from its current grant-based funding scheme to a fee-for-service provider model under which it will deliver mental health, substance abuse, and other services to its clients. Comment
The City Council nearly doubled its funding of LGBTQ initiatives in the 2020 fiscal year budget, but only a small portion of that is permanent and out gay Queens Councilmember Daniel Dromm, the Finance Committee chair, is reminding folks that the funding fight for queer causes is far from over. Comment
Two transgender women were attacked with pepper spray and hit with anti-LGBTQ slurs in back-to-back assaults in Queens on the day before WorldPride and Stonewall 50 in New York City. Comment
The Equality PAC — the political branch of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus — has thrown its support behind out gay Bronx City Councilmember Ritchie Torres in his 2020 bid for Congress, giving the 31-year-old lawmaker his first endorsement of the race for the 15th district. Comment

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