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

Members of the LGBT community and their supporters

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. Photo Credit: AP

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.

Members of the LGBT community and their supporters
Photo Credit: AP

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
Photo Credit: AP

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.

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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