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.

PHOTOS: The Rally Kicks Off Pride Weekend in NYC
June 29 2014 5:57 PM ET

PHOTOS: The Rally Kicks Off Pride Weekend in NYC

Advocate.com Editors

New York City's 45th Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Rally launched the weekend with Michelle Visage, Demi Lovato, Sharon Needles, and Betty Who.

Satirical Song Draws Ire From Westboro
June 24 2014 6:10 PM ET

Satirical Song Draws Ire From Westboro

Michelle Garcia

The owner of a New York gay bar knew he would get some attention for a song he wrote, but he didn't expect it would come from the very subjects of his song, members of the Westboro Baptist Church.

Boy Scouts to Add Khaki to NYC Pride March's Rainbow
June 23 2014 7:22 PM ET

No Pride Is Complete Without — A Boy Scout?

Sunnivie Brydum

For the first time, an intergenerational cadre of uniformed gay Boy Scouts serve as color guard during New York City's annual Pride Parade.

Senate Leaves LGBT New Yorkers Unprotected
June 23 2014 4:30 PM ET

Senate Leaves LGBT New Yorkers Unprotected

Parker Marie Molloy

The New York State Senate ended its session Friday without considering an inclusive nondiscrimination act or a ban on debunked efforts to turn gay people straight.

With Assembly Approval, N.Y. Closer to Passing Trans Rights Bill
June 12 2014 2:00 PM ET

N.Y. Trans Rights — Lucky Number 7?

Parker Marie Molloy

Trans advocates hope the seventh time is the charm as GENDA wades into the battlefield that is the New York State Senate, where it's repeatedly stalled.

Trans New Yorkers Celebrate Birth Certificate News
June 05 2014 9:42 AM ET

Trans New Yorkers Celebrate Birth Certificate News

Parker Marie Molloy

New York joins five other states and Washington, D.C., in allowing trans individuals to update birth certificates without having to undergo surgery.

Trans Man Files Discrimination Suit Against NYC Dept. of Parks and Rec
June 02 2014 3:36 PM ET

Trans Man Claims Discrimination by NYC Parks Dept.

Parker Marie Molloy

After being denied use of changing facilities at a Staten Island swimming pool, 24-year-old Bryan Ellicott is filing suit against the city's Dept. of Parks and Recreation, alleging discrimination.

Stonewall Veteran, Drag King Icon Stormé DeLarverie Dies At 93
May 27 2014 6:04 PM ET

Stonewall Vet, Drag King Icon, Stormé DeLarverie Dies At 93

Lynn De La Cruz

Longtime LGBT activist and drag king Stormé DeLarverie died at age 93 in New York.

N.Y. Lawmaker Looks to Simplify Name Change for Trans Residents
May 08 2014 4:37 PM ET

Bill Aims to Simplify Name Change for Trans New Yorkers

Parker Marie Molloy

In most states, transgender individuals are required to publish a public notice in a local newspaper prior to legally changing their names. One legislator hopes to remove this burden for trans New Yorkers.

WATCH: Meet NYC's Queer Arab-American Family
May 08 2014 2:24 PM ET

WATCH: Meet NYC's Queer Arab-American Family

Sunnivie Brydum

Frustrated with the lack of social opportunities for his fellow LGBT Arab-Americans, Bashar Makhay founded his own real-life social network to foster community.

Five Arrested in December Assault on Gay Brooklynite
April 23 2014 4:58 PM ET

Five Arrested in December Assault on Gay Brooklynite

Trudy Ring

Those accused of beating fashion student Taj Patterson reportedly used antigay slurs, but they were not charged with a hate crime.

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