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Massive NYC Rally and March in Response to Gay Hate Crime Murder Takes Over Greenwich Village: PHOTOS, VIDEO

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A massive rally kicked off late this afternoon in front of NYC's LGBT Community Center where thousands of people gathered to march to the site at Sixth Avenue and 8th Street where Mark Carson was murdered over the weekend in an anti-gay hate crime.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and DOMA plaintiff Edie Windsor were spotted at the front of the march.

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  1. the circumstances are so tragic - i'm thankful the turnout was a success. maybe the media will finally take notice, and this issue will again receive the much needed national attention it deserves.

    so sad someone has to die and hundreds have to protest in an attempt to re-start the country's dialog about violent attacks against gay men. not much has changed in the 15 years since matthew shepard's death.

    Posted by: northalabama | May 20, 2013 6:27:04 PM

  2. Yet another protest hijacked by the female lobby. Go away, girls. These hate crimes were directed against MALE homosexuals, not female. You don't have a stake in this fight, sis.

    In fact, I'd go so far as to say that the pro-female political correctness of liberalism was partly responsible for the hate crimes against these men.

    Posted by: Adam | May 20, 2013 6:34:14 PM

  3. Yeah for all of you out there in NY. I'm watching you and loving you from the foothills of Ca.'re tired...go to sleep for a very long time.

    Posted by: PAUL B. | May 20, 2013 6:37:08 PM

  4. I grew up on those Village streets- and always felt that it was a safe place to be gay. Sadly times have changed.

    Posted by: jaragon | May 20, 2013 6:41:25 PM

  5. We are here - nice turnout - cramming us into a tiny street not nice.

    Posted by: Thomas Zdon | May 20, 2013 6:58:15 PM

  6. @Thomas...wish I could be crammed in there with spirit from Ca. will do for now.

    Posted by: PAUL B. | May 20, 2013 7:08:04 PM

  7. I Didn't know the man, or Anything about his Life, but it's Good too see Such a turn-out, in This country, for a person who Wasn't a "Member of the Military"...

    Posted by: MoJo | May 20, 2013 7:48:02 PM

  8. Adam, give it a rest. We get it: you're Rick/Jason, and as such you only have like three rants that you just copy and paste in every thread you post on. You're a terrible troll. And not terrible as in gross, terrible as you suck at this.

    Posted by: MateoM | May 20, 2013 8:04:21 PM

  9. These types of events are pretty much useless But the participants display a piety that can't be topped. I hope the street cams were working; more faces for the database.

    Posted by: Ben | May 20, 2013 8:41:36 PM

  10. Despite the victim being black, note the lack of black people at this march. If this attack had been classified as a race crime, there would be thousands of blacks there.

    Also, the tone of this march is completely ineffective. Where is the anger, the passion? The Stonewall generation would have laughed at the limp wrists out there today.

    Posted by: Adam | May 20, 2013 8:54:55 PM

  11. It's because if anyone passed this African American gentleman on the street while living, they wouldn't give him the time of day.

    Posted by: GB | May 20, 2013 8:59:26 PM

  12. Also, here's a message to Christine Quinn: buzz off, sis.

    These are anti-male crimes being driven by the pro-female PC attitudes of liberals. The alleged killer of Marc is a Hispanic Democrat.

    Posted by: Adam | May 20, 2013 9:01:41 PM

  13. Adam, I wish life had taken your anti-woman creed to its natural conclusion and you were never born from a womb.

    Posted by: Gregoire | May 20, 2013 9:07:05 PM

  14. The diverse crowd of human beings at this rally is doing something.

    You, Adam=Jason are not. Be an adult and stop your pathetic trolling.

    Posted by: Ernie | May 20, 2013 9:29:10 PM

  15. Ignore "Adam" Cheer Edie Windsor.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | May 20, 2013 9:39:11 PM

  16. Indeed, David. Edie will have a lasting impact on the world, and she has shown what dignity and courage look like for decades and again today.

    Posted by: Ernie | May 20, 2013 9:48:16 PM

  17. They "think" they are "doing something." I'm tired of masses of gays marching. If you really cared, you would go to this man's funeral. You're just trying to protect your sweet butts from violence. And are you an individual, or another sheep? Got to draw the line at some point That '70's song "We Are Family" fit the gay scene then. Not today. It's everyone for themselves.

    Posted by: geb | May 20, 2013 9:58:37 PM

  18. Someone needs to help Rick-Jason-Ratbastard-Adam with his hostility to women. Some kind bisexual woman would be the ideal candidate - she'd have gay impulses and so share this much with him, yet she'd also desire women so he wouldn't feel she'd be after a boyfriend or husband. She could find out what women or series of women hurt him so badly and what it was they did. She could show him that not all women are shrewish, whiny, materialistic, etc... He desperately needs a strong but non-sexual relationship with at least one female friend if he has a chance of getting over his misogyny.

    I'd volunteer for the task myself if I knew "Rick" (and his many aliases) in the real world, as opposed to the PC-internet world.

    Posted by: Mary | May 20, 2013 10:05:49 PM

  19. If you gay guys wish to worship at the altar of pro-female PC, go right ahead. It will destroy the movement. You've turned into pro-female wimps who refuse to criticize women on anything.

    Look at the parade today - it's been hijacked by the 'stop violence against women' lobby. Disgraceful.

    Posted by: Adam | May 20, 2013 10:07:06 PM

  20.'re too kind dear. What he needs is a mercy hump and you're not up for that...
    I hope !!

    Posted by: PAUL B. | May 20, 2013 10:13:09 PM

  21. Mary,

    But, darling, most bisexual women are fakes. They do it to please men.

    Posted by: Adam | May 20, 2013 10:18:55 PM

  22. My comments are invisible. I feel free to say what ever I want.

    Posted by: geb | May 20, 2013 10:32:25 PM

  23. He hates women...but knows his way around their psyche like a pro. Now, if A=B & B=C...
    oh, you know the rest.

    Posted by: PAUL B. | May 20, 2013 10:56:16 PM

  24. Hate crimes against us rarely get much if any mainstream media attention. This death actually has gotten some attention---articles on the web, but not really anything but a passing mention at most on TV. It's another symptom of a society that continues to attempt to silence us and closet us, not recognize our existence.

    Thank you to all who went to this event. It may be symbolic but what it does do is strengthen our resolve as a community, throughout the country. It shows that even as they (whether it be anti-gay crazed bigots, to religious right-wingers, to politicians) try to knock us down time and time again, we will stand tall. It also highlights that we aren't going to let our brothers and sisters be bashed and have nothing come from it. Those days are over.

    Posted by: Francis #1 | May 21, 2013 12:08:05 AM

  25. Adam, I doubt that most bisexual woman are really straight women pretending to be bi in order to please their boyfriends by having bisexual threesomes or performing lesbian acts in front of him. But I find it interesting that you think even self-proclaimed bisexual women really determine their sexuality by what pleases men - as if they couldn't possibly just love women as much as men. My guess is that what's mroe common is bisexual women pretending to be straight due to fear of homophobia or losing their "respectability" in society.

    However, I still hope that one day you stop hating women. Just wondering - do you hate me because I'm a woman? Or do I get a pass for being on Towleroad?

    Paul B, since you've always opposed my presence on this site, I appreciate your moral support here.

    Posted by: Mary | May 21, 2013 12:12:39 AM

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