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GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO RELEASES MARRIAGE EQUALITY MESSAGE
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today released a new video message about the need to extend marriage equality to all New Yorkers.
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See New York's historic LGBT sites in a new interactive map - Curbed NY April 24th, 2017 09:39:00 EDT -0400

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Mother relives the moment her 'bullied' son committed suicide - New York Post April 24th, 2017 10:33:00 EDT -0400

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'They Starve You. They Shock You': Inside the Anti-Gay Pogrom in Chechnya - New York Times April 21st, 2017 09:55:40 EDT -0400

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What the New York Times gets wrong about LGBT Trump supporters - Washington Examiner April 20th, 2017 16:02:45 EDT -0400

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Outed as Transgender on 'Survivor' — and in Real Life - New York Times April 13th, 2017 10:00:34 EDT -0400

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My Daughter Is Not Transgender. She's a Tomboy. - New York Times April 18th, 2017 22:05:48 EDT -0400

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Law Firm Expels Female Partner Who Filed Discrimination Suit - New York Times April 20th, 2017 17:42:26 EDT -0400

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The LGBT Trump Fallacy - New York Times April 17th, 2017 03:21:43 EDT -0400

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European Court Strikes Down Required Sterilization for Transgender People - New York Times April 12th, 2017 14:48:29 EDT -0400

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A Transgender Learning Gap in the Emergency Room - New York Times April 13th, 2017 07:00:19 EDT -0400

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A Transgender Student Won Her Battle. Now It's War. - New York Times April 2nd, 2017 16:04:25 EDT -0400

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Xavier Jugelé, 37, Officer Killed in Paris, Was Defender of Gay Rights - New York Times April 21st, 2017 11:48:03 EDT -0400

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A Landmark Decision for Transgender Rights in Europe - New York Times April 18th, 2017 10:50:45 EDT -0400

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New York Plans Push On Hate — As Bias Crime Soars - Forward April 18th, 2017 14:09:47 EDT -0400

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LGBT Advocates Criticize Nominee for Army Secretary - New York Times April 7th, 2017 22:16:31 EDT -0400

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