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A Black transgender woman was found dead in her East Harlem apartment on October 25 by police officers who said her body had been in the home for several days before anyone learned that she died. Comment
The City Council has approved a series of bills to make it easier for loved ones to visit burial sites on Hart Island, a public cemetery where New York has buried unknown, unclaimed, or indigent people — including many lost to AIDS — since the 19th century. Comment
When the Ingersoll Senior Residences adjacent to Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn open for occupancy next month, the 16-story, 145-unit apartment building will not be the nation’s first affordable, LGBTQ-friendly elder housing development. But it will be the largest to date. Comment
The Tyler Clementi Foundation, founded in memory of the New Jersey college freshman who died from suicide in 2010 after suffering a humiliating episode of cyber-bullying by his roommate and which works to end bullying, harassment, and humiliation in schools, the workplace, and other settings, held its annual Upstander Legacy Celebration on October 23. Comment
Justice Marcy Kahn, the first out lesbian appointed to the New York City Criminal Court, in 1987, and later elected to the State Supreme Court, in 1994, has retired from the State Appellate Division’s First Department bench in Manhattan. Comment
The Ali Forney Center, which provides housing and other services to homeless LGBTQ youth, is working on a new development in East Harlem that will offer shared housing for up to 36 people. Comment
The attorneys representing the founder of the #WalkAway movement and two of his colleagues in a discrimination and defamation lawsuit against the LGBT Community Center appear to be advancing a legal theory that refusing to rent space to LGBTQ people because they do not embrace left-leaning political beliefs is the same as refusing to rent to them because they are LGBTQ. Comment
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Schneps Media Acquires AM New York from Newsday Media Group

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Schneps Media Acquires AM New York from Newsday Media Group

Newsday Media Group is selling amNewYork, its free commuter newspaper in New York City, to Schneps Media, effective October 11, officials announced Wednesday. Comment
The Manhattan home of renowned author, poet, and civil rights activist James Baldwin, who drew the ire of publishers more than half a century ago by writing about gay relationships, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Comment
A bigot was caught on video lashing out at a gay Jewish man in a Manhattan subway station on September 9, but that scary moment suddenly turned into a positive opportunity when the victim used the incident to raise awareness about the plight of transgender and gender nonconforming people of color. Comment
Three months after the city announced plans to erect a monument dedicated to LGBTQ icons Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, the search is on for artists to turn the project into a reality — and queer applicants are encouraged to apply. Comment
Less than three months after the out gay leader of the #WalkAway movement told Gay City News he was “going to actively pursue any legal action” against the LGBT Community Center for canceling his group’s planned event there in March, he followed through and sued the venue for discrimination and defamation to the tune of $20 million. Comments (9)
Gays Against Guns will hold a silent vigil outside the Stonewall Inn on June 12 at 7 p.m. to remember the 49 people who were murdered during the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando three years ago to the day. Comment
Homophobes and transphobes descended upon the Gerritsen Beach Library in southern Brooklyn on June 6 to protest Drag Queen Story Hour, but dozens of supporters of the event mounted a counter-protest with chants of “Love not hate!” and “Say it loud and say it clear, all the queers are welcome here!” Comments (2)
Features

Therapy Temporarily Closes

Features

Therapy Temporarily Closes

Therapy, a popular gay watering hole in Hell’s Kitchen, has been forced by the city to shut down temporarily after a neighboring building was deemed structurally unstable. Comment
It had a good run. Two, actually! Comment
Features

City Monument to Honor Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera

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City Monument to Honor Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera

A monument honoring LGBTQ icons Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera will be erected down the street from the Stonewall Inn, the city announced on May 30. Comments (3)
Lottery applications for the city’s first LGBTQ-friendly senior residential building — Ingersoll Senior Residences in Fort Greene, Brooklyn — will open on May 29 at 11 a.m. Comments (4)
News

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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