‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett attacked in Chicago by MAGA supporters

By : Jeremy Williams
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Out actor Jussie Smollett, best known for playing Jamal Lyon in the hit FOX television series “Empire,” was attacked outside of a Chicago Subway in the early morning hours Jan. 29 in an apparent hate crime attack, according to TMZ.

Smollet, who arrived in Chicago from New York late Jan. 28, went to the Subway to get food around 2 a.m. and was attacked by two men as he left, the outlet reported.

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NYC subway announcements go gender-neutral

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is taking a step towards modernizing the New York City subway system by using gender-neutral language in its subway announcements.

Pix11 reports that the gendered words “ladies and gentlemen” will be removed from pre-recorded and live announcements. They will be replaced with gender-neutral words such as “passengers,” “riders” and “everyone.”

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New York subway station has public art rarely seen: A gay couple

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NEW YORK (AP) – The sight of two men holding hands is far from uncommon, but a mural of two men doing just that is showing up in an unusual place – on the walls of a new subway station in New York City.

That depiction of love between gay men is a rarity in public art, experts say.

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Suspect charged with attempted murder after subway shove

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NEW YORK (AP) – A man accused of pushing a transgender woman onto the New York City subway tracks has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and attempted assault.

Thirty-two-year-old Rolan Reid is being held without bail after a brief court appearance June 16. Authorities say the 28-year-old woman was pushed on June 1 as she stood on the southbound platform at the Bleecker Street station in Greenwich Village.

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