The gay couple assaulted by a mob in 2014 filed suit seeking $500,000 in damages from the three attackers who had faced criminal charges.
The popular entertainer was a staple of her local LGBT community in Haines City, Fla. She was 32 years old when she was found dead Sunday.
The confrontation occurred at a Giant grocery store in Washington, D.C.
The chilling message sent when a gay jounalist and his friend were hacked to death has been heard loud and clear in Bangladesh's capital: it's not safe to be out.
Advocates are organizing to bring awareness to the black trans man's plight and hopefully see him pardoned by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.