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Transgender woman allowed to marry partner in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has just granted a transgender woman permission to marry her partner. Although the country still does not permit same-sex marriage, this is a major mile stone in transgender equality. As reported by USA Today, "The surprise decision only covers the right of a transgender person who was born male to marry a man, and for one who was born female to marry a woman."

Grassroots LGBT organization, Queer Rising, to hold rally and march in NYC

Queer Rising, a grassroots LGBTQ organization that prides itself on demanding queer rights through direct action is holding a rally on May 15th. "Queers taking back the night" will begin at 7PM, in front of the Madison Square Garden. In connection with the NYPD, Queer rising hopes to bring more awareness to the recent attacks against members of the LGBTQ community in the neighboring area.

Third assault on gay man in Manhattan

There have been a series of attacks against gay men in Manhattan. There have been three of them in a week. The latest victim Eyewitness News learned about was coming out of "Pieces", a bar on Christopher Street on May 8th.

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May 14, 2013

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