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GOAL Marks 37 Years of LGBTQ Visbility in the NYPD

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GOAL Marks 37 Years of LGBTQ Visbility in the NYPD

The Gay Officers Action League celebrated its 37th anniversary in style — at the Edison Ballroom in the Theater District, a venue that Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill declared the most posh of all those he’s attended for the dozens of NPYD fraternal organizations. Comment
Roughly one week after NYPD officers killed a gay black man at his apartment in the Bronx, advocates gathered outside that home to demand accountability, transparency, and a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death. Comment
Bullying in schools is chronically unreported despite state law requirements, according to a new audit by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli who cited “confusion” by local school officials over “what needs to be reported.” Comment
New York’s St. Patrick’s Day season culiminated on March 17, the day after the traditional Manhattan parade was held on Fifth Avenue, with the Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which included an LGBTQ group for the first time. Comment
Out bisexual actress Sara Ramirez has withdrawn a donation she made to the LGBT Community Center in New York after she said the organization failed to follow through on its pledge to use the funds to implement bisexual-based training for its staff. Comment
Once again this year, the organizers of the Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade are refusing to allow the Pride Center of Staten Island, the borough’s center for the LGBTQ community, to march with its banner. Comments (1)
The family of an 11-year-old Brooklyn boy known internationally as one of New York’s most talked about drag queens continues to receive death threats, as well as investigatory visits from city social workers, weeks after writers for conservative and pro-life websites ignited a firestorm over his recent performance at a Williamsburg bar. Comments (3)

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