Chris Ashcraft was assaulted outside an Ohio gay bar after offering to help a man who claimed to be having trouble with his car.
The deadly attack on an LGBT youth center grew out of a personal grudge, police say.
Clement Meric, the young Frenchman killed by skinheads this week, had been active in the gay rights cause.
Eighteen-year-old Clement Meric has been left brain-dead after skinheads attacked him in central Paris.
Victor Diego was brutally assaulted upon leaving work in Hollywood Thursday in what authorities are labeling a hate crime.
The announcement from the out council speaker and mayoral candidate comes after dozens of antigay attacks in the city this year.
As of May, the rate of antigay hate crimes in New York are already double the rates of 2012.