Senate Leaves LGBT New Yorkers Unprotected

Senate Leaves LGBT New Yorkers Unprotected

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

N.Y. Trans Rights — Lucky Number 7?

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

Trans New Yorkers Celebrate Birth Certificate News

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

Trans Man Claims Discrimination by NYC Parks Dept.

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

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

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

Bill Aims to Simplify Name Change for Trans New Yorkers

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

WATCH: Meet NYC's Queer Arab-American Family

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

Five Arrested in December Assault on Gay Brooklynite

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

WATCH: N.Y. Student Told Her Trans Boyfriend Not Allowed at Prom, Couple Plans Their Own

N.Y. Couple Plan Own Prom After Discrimination

An 18-year-old senior at a Christian high school in Queens, N.Y., was told she won't be allowed to bring her boyfriend — an alum of the school — to prom because he's transgender.

PHOTOS: Straight Dads Do Drag in Harvey Fierstein's 'Casa Valentina'

PHOTOS: Straight Dads Do Drag for Harvey Fierstein

Heterosexual men dress as women in new production photos from a Broadway play based on actual events in the 1960s.

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