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Gays march in Brooklyn protest

June 21, 2008 8:45:21 PM PDT
Dozens of gays and lesbians have marched in Brooklyn to demand safety, saying several people have recently been attacked because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The group Make the Road New York organized Saturday's march in the Bushwick neighborhood.

Spokeswoman Irene Tung says marchers wanted to draw attention to assaults on and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Tung says harassment drove a lesbian couple from their Brooklyn home last year.

The spokeswoman says LGBT New Yorkers should be able to feel safe not only in gay-friendly areas of Manhattan, but in any neighborhood.

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