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Struggle Amid Progress: To Be LGBTQ in Foster Care

New York City is working to build a foster-care system that welcomes gay and trans youth. New training has made gains against still-common cultural and religious hangups among caseworkers and foster parents.

Bed-Stuy Businesses Offer LGBTQ Safe Spaces

The havens from harassment and violence also serve other communities who aren't comfortable asking the police for help, organizers say.

LGBTQ Group Reboots as Hate Worries Grow

After scandal scuttled the Bronx Pride Center, a new entity is taking shape amid persistent concerns about the hostile atmosphere that confronts the borough's gays.

City Investigating Home for LGBT Youth

Current and former residents of a group home for LGBT youth say physical abuse, sexual misconduct and financial mismanagement were common.

Gay Marriage, Tenants' Rights, Albany Reform: The Primary Races To Watch

From southeastern Queens to the north central Bronx, background on the races that could determine what kind of State Senate will emerge from election 2010.

Queens Race Defies Narrative Of Gay Rights, Reform

Coverage of the matchup between Sen. Shirley Huntley and Challenger Lynn Nunes revolves around gay rights. But hospital closings, foreclosures and flooding are the issues closer to the district.

A Troubled Age: Tough Times For NYC Youth

The new issue of City Limits magazine looks at five challenges confronting youth in the five boroughs.

Vandals Deface LGBT Homeless Shelter For Youth

The attack came two days after a New York State Senate bill that would have outlawed discrimination against transgender and gender-bending people was defeated.

AIDS Activists Seek Gains
Amid High Infection Rate

With HIV spreading especially fast among young black men, advocates press for better treatment for communities of color in housing, corrections and immigrants' services.

Marrying For Love?
You'll Have To Prove It

For noncitizens, marrying an American is still one of the easier ways to get legal residency. But it's gotten a lot harder.


Some gay health workers say the health department's crackdown on sex clubs is making it harder to reach the risk-takers.

A Group Portrait Emerges
Of the Young and Homeless

A survey of homeless youth yields the first new estimate of this population in more than two decades.

AIDS Advocates Want
Bigger Housing Program

Help needy New Yorkers and save money in the long run, supporters tell a balky administration.

Who Are Homeless Youth?
Study Tries To Find Out

A survey in the works seems to be the first comprehensive look at young people sleeping on couches, in shelters and on the street.


Citing rules about who finances the projects it airs, PBS refuses to broadcast a documentary about working-class gays and lesbians.

Over 500,000 LGBT men and women inhabit New York. While most press attention goes to the city’s vibrant gay pride parades and the legalization of gay marriage approval, our stories have focused on the need for safe spaces and social services for LGBTQ-identified youth and adults.

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Doubts on Hate-Crime Laws Amid Rash of Anti-Gay Crimes - Jarrett Murphy

Some suspect the current bias-crime statutes aren't strong enough to deter or punish violent bigots. Others wonder if extra jail time is the best way to change mindsets.

Opponents Of Over-Policing Target 'Vague Laws' - Leah Robinson

When you bump someone on the subway, is it a mistake or a misdemeanor? One advocacy group wants New York State to clarify vague laws that it says grant police too much power.



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Report Faults NYPD's Treatment of Some Groups

By Robert Gangi

This writer says NYPD tactics and attitudes unjustly target blacks, Latinos, gays, transgender people, vendors and sex workers.