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Tom Duane

NY's First Openly Gay Senator To Retire

Posted 06.04.2012 | New York

Senator Tom Duane-- who was elected to New York City Council in 1991 after disclosing that he was HIV positive, who was elected as the first gay membe...

Matt Sledge

Marriage Equality On The Books, But Transgender New Yorkers Still Waiting

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.05.2011 | Gay Voices

Nine years ago gay and lesbian activists made a decision. To get a non-discrimination bill they desperately wanted past New York's state legislature, ...

Gay Pride Parade Unlike Any Other in NYC: We Can Marry Now

Jim Luce | Posted 08.27.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

A sea change in New York. Although I have attended the NYC Pride Parade since 1983 -- many as a marshal -- this one was different.

Gay Legislators Having Impact In Marriage Debates

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Of America's 7,382 state legislators, only 85 are openly gay or lesbian. They are, however, playing an outsized and often impassioned rol...

Albany: No Profiles in Courage

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The culture of Albany betrayed gay marriage. In the NY legislature, everything that comes up for a vote wins. If there isn't enough support, the leadership doesn't bring the bill to the floor.

Saving Small Businesses, The Brooklyn Way

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Bob Zuckerman does not want to wait for the economic stimulus package to drip down to Brooklyn's quickly emptying storefronts.