The NYCGHA describes its mission as providing "an environment free of harassment and discrimination for members and friends of the LGBT community to play ice hockey and fulfill their athletic aspirations. Its teams participate in a multi-division league managed by Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers. At its 12th tournament, the Pittsburgh Tigers lost to the Louisville Llamas. In , Kagan and others protested the toleration of "anti-gay slurs" shouted by fans at Madison Square Garden hockey games. The New York Rangers began issuing warnings about offensive behavior and added security. But I think those people really need to be re-educated, and learn that what they're doing is offensive to other people that might be in the arena with them, and it's offensive to people that aren't even there.
Police: Fatal NYC Shooting a Hate Crime; Violence Against Gays on the Rise in NY
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While investigators continued to piece together the events leading up to the shooting, police identified the victim as Marc Carson of Manhattan. Carson was outside a 99 Cent Pizza on Sixth Avenue before midnight with a friend when they were approached by the suspect, the friend told police, according to NBC New York. After the suspect hurled anti-gay slurs, Carson responded and then walked away, the friend told police. The suspect approached Carson and the friend again on West 8th Street near Sixth Avenue, law enforcement officials said. The suspect then allegedly pulled out a.
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One of their examples is the reaction to Larry Goodman's dancing pay attention at about 19 seconds in :. Goodman's dancing, described as a tradition at home games, is broadcast to get the crowds going late in games. And the crowd responds with chants of "Homo Larry! MSG says it has taken some steps to crack down on raucous behavior, like ejecting people for using profanity and increasing security.
Emile Griffith, the elegant world champion whose career was overshadowed by the fatal beating he gave Bennie Paret in a title bout that darkened all of boxing, died Tuesday. He was He died at an extended care facility in Hempstead, N. Y, the International Boxing Hall of Fame said. Griffith struggled with pugilistic dementia and required full-time care late in life.