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NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade to end anti-gay ban

The organizers of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade have announced that, for the first time in the parade's 253-year history, it will allow LGBT organizations to march under their own banner.

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How long will the transgender community have to wait for justice?

Today, as people gather in New York City to remember the one-year anniversary of the brutal murder of Islan Nettles, Michael Silverman penned an op-ed for the New York Daily News that calls on justice to be served, not just for Islan, but for the many others who have faced violence around the country and the world.

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Billy Bean, the Yankees, and at-risk LGBT youth give each other hope

Yesterday, former Major League Baseball player Billy Bean partnered with the New York Yankees to meet with LGBT youth in Manhattan.

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"Connected": New documentary web series capturing the lives of New Yorkers seeks cast members

An innovative documentary series, "Connected," gives five people cameras to create a video diary for six months. The show is currently seeking people to apply as cast members.

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Democracy Now! highlights New York Medicaid lawsuit, GLAAD and SRLP's trans healthcare campaign

This week, Democracy Now! spoke with Pooja Gehi, a staff attorney at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP), and Angie Milan-Cruz, one of the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit challenging the New York Department of Health's exclusion of transgender healthcare coverage from Medicaid.

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Class action lawsuit challenges New York Medicaid's exclusion of transgender healthcare

Today, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, the Legal Aid Society, and Willkie, Farr & Gallagher LLP filed a federal class action lawsuit against the New York State Department of Health on behalf of two transgender women who have been denied access to medically necessary healthcare under a discriminatory Medicaid regulation.

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VIDEO: Teens come out, band performs at schoolwide, student-led assembly

This past Friday, the NYC Lab School exhibited what it means to truly come together in support of LGBT pride during its annual Pridefest, when students came out and Great Caesar performed their hit single.

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