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Long Island LGBT Discrimination Case Goes Before U.S. Supreme Court

The case of a man who claimed Long Island Skydive fired him for being gay has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which heard arguments Tuesday on the accusations. 

Ward Melville High School Graduation Gown Revision & Walkout Spark Petitions...

Approximately 100 students staged a walkout at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket on March 1 in protest of its decision to introduce multi-colored, gender-neutral graduation gowns at its upcoming commencement ceremony this June. Traditionally, girls wear gold gowns and boys don green. The school’s new graduation gowns are universally green, with the high school’s emblem emblazoned on a gold stole.

LI LGBT Community Defiant In Wake Of Orlando Terror Attack

Long Island's LGBT community remained defiant in the wake of the largest mass killing in U.S. history, marching in an act of solidarity with victims and their families through Sayville and refusing to cower in the face of bigotry. More than 300 members and supporters of the local LGBT community showed unity with victims and their families, taking their defiance of fear and prejudice to the streets of Sayville in a "Visibility Walk" Sunday afternoon, carrying signs, pride flags and wearing rainbow-colored sashes.