Mark Carson killing: Thousands march to protest gay man's killing in New York City

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Thousands marched in New York City Monday to protest the killing of a gay man allegedly taunted with homophobic slurs -- the most recent in a spate of bias attacks stirring up anxiety, disbelief and outrage in the famously gay-friendly neighborhood of Greenwich Village.

Members of the LGBT community and their supporters
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Members of the LGBT community and their supporters gather to speak out after a string a bias attacks, including the fatal shooting of 32-year old Mark Carson on Satuday, during a rally in New York's Greenwich Village, Monday, May 20, 2013. A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing last week on a busy street in one of Manhattan's most gay-friendly neighborhoods, has prompted outcry and soul-searching about enduring bias after gay-rights advances in recent years.

People gather around a makeshift memorial for 32-year-old
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People gather around a makeshift memorial for 32-year-old Mark Carson, Monday, May 20, 2013, in New York. Police said Elliot Morales yelled anti-gay slurs before shooting Carson point-blank in the face in Greenwich Village, a neighborhood long known as a bedrock of the gay rights movement.

Pedestrians pass a makeshift memorial for 32-year-old Mark
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Pedestrians pass a makeshift memorial for 32-year-old Mark Carson, Monday, May 20, 2013, in New York. Police said Elliot Morales yelled anti-gay slurs before shooting Carson point-blank in the face in Greenwich Village, a neighborhood long known as a bedrock of the gay rights movement.

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Members of the LGBT community and their supporters
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Members of the LGBT community and their supporters gather to speak out after a string a bias attacks, including the fatal shooting of 32-year old Mark Carson on Saturday, during a rally in New York's Greenwich Village, Monday, May 20, 2013. A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing last week on a busy street in one of Manhattan's most gay-friendly neighborhoods, has prompted outcry and soul-searching about enduring bias after gay-rights advances in recent years.

Members of the LGBT community and their supporters
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Members of the LGBT community and their supporters gather to speak out after a string a bias attacks, including the fatal shooting of 32-year old Mark Carson on Saturday, during a rally in New York's Greenwich Village, Monday, May 20, 2013. A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing last week on a busy street in one of Manhattan's most gay-friendly neighborhoods, has prompted outcry and soul-searching about enduring bias after gay-rights advances in recent years.

Members of the LGBT community and their supporters
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Members of the LGBT community and their supporters observe a moment of silence as they gather to speak out after a string a bias attacks, including the fatal shooting of 32-year old Mark Carson on Saturday, during a rally in New York's Greenwich Village, Monday, May 20, 2013. A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing last week on a busy street in one of Manhattan's most gay-friendly neighborhoods, has prompted outcry and soul-searching about enduring bias after gay-rights advances in recent years.

Members of the LGBT community and their supporters
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Members of the LGBT community and their supporters fill the streets as they gather to speak out after a string a bias attacks, including the fatal shooting of 32-year old Mark Carson on Saturday, during a rally in New York's Greenwich Village, Monday, May 20, 2013. A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing last week on a busy street in one of Manhattan's most gay-friendly neighborhoods, has prompted outcry and soul-searching about enduring bias after gay-rights advances in recent years.

August Powell, center, becomes emotional as members of
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August Powell, center, becomes emotional as members of the LGBT community and their supporters gather to speak out after a string a bias attacks, including the fatal shooting of 32-year old Mark Carson on Saturday, during a rally in New York's Greenwich Village, Monday, May 20, 2013. A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing last week on a busy street in one of Manhattan's most gay-friendly neighborhoods, has prompted outcry and soul-searching about enduring bias after gay-rights advances in recent years.

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Police look on as members of the LGBT
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Police look on as members of the LGBT community and their supporters gather to speak out after a string a bias attacks, including the fatal shooting of 32-year old Mark Carson on Saturday, during a rally in New York's Greenwich Village, Monday, May 20, 2013. A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing last week on a busy street in one of Manhattan's most gay-friendly neighborhoods, has prompted outcry and soul-searching about enduring bias after gay-rights advances in recent years.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, center, joins other
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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, center, joins other members of the LGBT community and their supporters gather to speak out after a string a bias attacks, including the fatal shooting of 32-year old Mark Carson on Saturday, during a rally in New York's Greenwich Village, Monday, May 20, 2013. A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing last week on a busy street in one of Manhattan's most gay-friendly neighborhoods, has prompted outcry and soul-searching about enduring bias after gay-rights advances in recent years.

Flourine Bompers, center, aunt of shooting victim Mark
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Flourine Bompers, center, aunt of shooting victim Mark Carson, is joined by other family members as she speaks to members of the LGBT community and their supporters during a rally in New York's Greenwich Village, Monday, May 20, 2013. A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing last week on a busy street in one of Manhattan's most gay-friendly neighborhoods, has prompted outcry and soul-searching about enduring bias after gay-rights advances in recent years.

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