Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

September 11 One Year Later: Gays and Straights Come Together to Remember the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks. (at Issue)

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

September 11 One Year Later: Gays and Straights Come Together to Remember the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks. (at Issue)

Article excerpt

When thousands of Americans lost their lives in the terrorist attacks last year, it didn't matter if they were straight or gay. And in many ways it still doesn't. In memorial services marking the one-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks, gay victims and their families are being remembered in much the same way as the straight victims.

The city of San Francisco, home of United Airlines Flight 93 hero Mark Bingham, decided to rename the Eureka Valley Recreational Center's gymnasium after Bingham, who often played basketball there. And the city of West Hollywood, Calif., plans to dedicate a playground on September 7 in the name of 3-year-old David Brandhorst, who was killed on United Flight 175 while traveling with his parents, Daniel Brandhorst and Ronald Gamboa.

In New York City, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center elected to hold its special memorial for the gay victims on the 13th instead of the 11th. …

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