A national equal-rights organization finds New York is one of the best states in the nation for protecting the rights of LGBTQ people and their families.  A new report shows how laws that limit discrimination and bias vary around the nation.

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The influence of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City 50 years ago can be seen in the oversized portraits on display at Syracuse’s ArtRage Gallery.  Community engagement organizer Kimberley McCoy says the subjects of Hudson Valley artist Joe Radoccia weren’t necessarily at the riot or even alive at the time…

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If organizers get the record crowd they’re expecting for this Saturday’s Pride Parade and Festival, they say it’s an indication of how far the community has come.  Realities are changing for gay, lesbian, transgender and other residents here in Central New York. 

Organizer Sam Castleberry is on the board of C-N-Y Pride.  He says the festival is a time to celebrate the L-G-B-T-Q community in a comfortable and supportive way.

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There’s a new place in Auburn to stop and learn about New York’s civil, women’s and LGBTQ rights pioneers.  Officials cut the ribbon Tuesday on the 10 million dollar Equal Rights Heritage Center.