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Top 10 Long Island News Stories of 2016

Whether it was the presidential election results or death of beloved icons such as Prince, David Bowie, Muhammed Ali or Leonard Cohen, few are sad to bid farewell to 2016.

L.I. LGBT Community Mourns Orlando Shooting Victims

There was a palpable feeling Monday that the massacre—the largest mass shooting in U.S. history and biggest terror attack since 9/11—was deeply personal, that any of those grieving could have very well been a victim of a madman’s apparent homophobic assault on a gay nightclub, one of the few public venues where the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community feel safe from persecution or physical attacks.

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.