Trans Women to Get Own Housing Unit on Rikers Island
November 19 2014 4:29 PM ET

Trans Women to Get Own Housing Unit on Rikers Island

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

The New York City jail is opening a new housing unit for transgender women to offer protection against rape and other violent incidents.

Christine Quinn's Next Political Move? Equality For Women
November 04 2014 6:40 AM ET

Christine Quinn's Next Political Move? Equality For Women

Katie Boyden

New York's former City Council speaker Christine Quinn is using her experience as a lesbian and a woman in politics by leading a new party.

WATCH: Brooke Guinan, Trans FDNY Firefighter, Gets Real About Employment Discrimination
November 01 2014 1:36 PM ET

Trans Firefighter Gets Real About Workplace Discrimination

Mitch Kellaway

In a recent interview with MSNBC, the face of V.O.I.C.E.'s viral 'So Trans, So What?' campaign discusses trans people's external and internal barriers to getting jobs.

Is PrEP the End of HIV in the U.S.?
October 30 2014 7:00 AM ET

Is PrEP the End of HIV in the U.S.?

Sunnivie Brydum

Among a community that has for nearly 30 years preached the singular gospel of condom use, a change in tune — or more accurately, a harmony added to that ongoing chorus — could have a substantial impact.

Trans Woman Blazes Trail for Women, LGBTs in New York's Fire Department
October 27 2014 1:15 PM ET

Trans Woman Blazes Trail At New York Fire Department

Mitch Kellaway

Brooke Guinan has been quietly raising the profile of LGBT folks and women in the FDNY for years. Now she's become a visible role model, taking part in V.O.I.C.E.'s new 'So Trans, So What?' campaign.

WATCH: Brooklyn Hammer Attack Being Investigated as a Hate Crime
October 15 2014 1:13 PM ET

Brooklyn Hammer Attack Investigated as a Hate Crime

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Police are searching for a suspect in connection with a hate crime in Brooklyn after a gay man was attacked with a hammer in his building.

New York City Could Ease Requirements for Changing Birth Certificate Gender
October 07 2014 12:23 PM ET

NYC Could Ease Requirements for Changing Birth Certificate Gender

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

New York City Council member Corey Johnson has introduced legislation that would allow transgender people to update the gender on their birth certificate with fewer restrictions.

Police Release Video of Suspect in NYC Antigay Hate Crime
October 03 2014 12:01 PM ET

Police Release Video of Suspect in NYC Antigay Hate Crime

Parker Marie Molloy

On September 14, two men became the target of antigay slurs and physical violence while walking through Midtown Manhattan.

Three Arrested in Brooklyn Hate Crime
September 29 2014 12:45 PM ET

3 Arrested in Brooklyn Hate Crime

Parker Marie Molloy

Two men have been charged with hate crimes and menacing while another faces first-degree assault charges after opening fire on two Brooklynites.

PHOTO: Antigay Harlem Church Curses All LGBT Supporters
August 02 2014 12:15 PM ET

Antigay Harlem Church Curses All LGBT Supporters

Sunnivie Brydum

Any church or church member who supports LGBT people should be cursed with 'cancer, HIV, syphilis, stroke, madness, itch, then hell," according to the ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem.

WATCH: Mara Keisling on MSNBC: Trans People Need Proper ID to 'Participate Fully in Society'
July 11 2014 3:52 PM ET

WATCH: Mara Keisling on MSNBC: Trans People Need Proper ID to 'Participate Fully in Society'

Rebecca Juro

Activist Mara Keisling talks transgender ID issues with MSNBC's T.J Holmes.

Portraits of Pride: New York City Edition
July 01 2014 5:00 AM ET

Portraits of Pride: New York City Edition

Advocate Contributor

Pride is always really about people who are willing to live their lives openly. Meet a few of them from this weekend's New York City Pride.

PHOTOS: NYC Gets Funky for Pride
June 30 2014 12:30 PM ET

PHOTOS: NYC Gets Funky for Pride

Advocate.com Editors

NYC got down for some serious fun celebrating the 45th anniversary of Stonewall.

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