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Doug Emhoff at NYC event: Book banning ‘erodes our democracy’

He warned about the dangers of Republican book bans.

Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff to tackle Republican book bans at Manhattan roundtable discussion (exclusive)

He will talk about the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to fight these threats to students’ civil rights.

Stormy Daniels takes the witness stand in Trump hush money criminal trial

Follow along as the adult film actress testifies against the former president in his New York City criminal trial.

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NYPD officers involved in fatal shooting of gay Black man Kawaski Trawick won't be disciplined

Five years after the Black gay man was fatally shot in his Bronx apartment, the NYPD’s decision not to discipline the involved officers has sparked widespread anger and calls for accountability.

Don Lemon marries long-time partner in fabulous Manhattan wedding

The former CNN anchor pulled out all the stops for his union to Tim Malone.

Diverse books left in trash at NYC school with worrying notes: 'Not approved'

Hundreds of new books — which featured stories about race, immigration, and LGBTQ+ lives — were found in the trash with sticky notes documenting their content.

Steven Ostrow, creator of NYC's legendary Continental Baths, dead at 91

An accomplished operatic singer, Ostrow is best known for the gay bathhouse where Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, and others launched their careers performing to naked gay men.

An NYC musician lost his son to fentanyl. Now, he's honoring him with an LGBTQ+ benefit show

Musician Rich Pagano is honoring his son's legacy with a benefit concert for the Nic Pagano Scholarship Fund, which helps LGBTQ+ people pay for addiction treatment.

The voice of the NYC subway and her journey to trans euphoria

Bernie Wagenblast, the voice of the New York subway, came out as a trans woman last year. Now, she's sharing what it's like living her authentic life.

Carla Smith Looks to Continue Life of Service as CEO of New York LGBT Community Center

Smith will succeed Glennda Testone, who's leaving the center after 14 years.

New York to Introduce ‘X’ Gender Marker on Public Assistance Forms

The move, expected by January 1, comes after a 2021 lawsuit, creating a more inclusive process for nonbinary individuals seeking state aid.

Weatherman Erick Adame Opens Up About Exposing Himself Online, His Firing, and His Future

In an exclusive interview with The Advocate, the out former meteorologist is revealing unheard details the night he went live on a webcam.

NYPD Officers May Be Cleared in Killing of Gay Black Man, According to Draft Report

An advocacy group calls on Mayor Adams and Commissioner Caban to overturn the recommendation and decry continued obstruction and lack of accountability.

New York City Police Arrest 2 More Over Stonewall Pride Flag Vandalism

Three men were arrested overall.

Hate Crime Charges in Stonewall Monument Flag Desecration

Video surveillance footage showed three men attacking trans flags at the historic site during Pride month.

Shirtless Homophobe Wanted by New York City Police After Slapping Woman

The swole coward with a six-pack reportedly yelled antigay slurs as he attacked a 52-year-old woman, then ran away.

Drew Barrymore Praises Reneé Rapp for Protecting Her After Audience Member Incident

Rapp helped usher Barrymore off stage after a man confronted Barrymore.

17-Year-Old Indicted on Hate Crime Charges for O’Shae Sibley Murder

Dmitry Popov faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Beyoncé’s Charity Supports Human Rights Campaign’s Vegas Equality Ball

The celebration of Black and Brown queer culture will feature various artists and performers.

Lawyer for Alleged O’Shae Sibley Killer Claims Client is a “Good Christian Boy”

The 17-year-old defendant faces murder and hate crime charges as an adult.