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Possible hate-crime victim dies after vicious beating

A Queens man and prominent figure in the local gay community who was beaten while out for a walk last weekend has died after being taken off life support, and police are continuing to search for his attackers.

Gay rights protest greets opening night at the Met

After the lights dimmed for the Metropolitan Opera’s Russian-themed opening night gala, the first solo voice that rang out in the house was not of a tenor or soprano, but of a protester criticizing the recent antigay laws signed by President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.