Ashanti McAlister, 19, was found guilty of intentional homicide in the killing of 22-year-old Evon Young, a transgender rapper in Milwaukee.
Cori McCreery will be awarded $50,000 and her former employer must formally apologize after she was terminated from a job when she announced her plans to transition in 2010.
A 28-year-old man is in custody for the suspected murder of Melony Smith, 26, near Los Angeles last week.
The vice president spoke to a supportive crowd at a fundraiser for Iowa senator Tom Harkin on Sunday.
Masha Gesen, a gay journalist in Russia, continued to speak out about what she calls the Kremlin's 'gay hate campaign' in a CNN roundtable discussion last week.
Nikki Araguz, who has been fighting to receive death benefits after her firefighter husband died on the job, is now seeking to remarry but is having problems with Texas law again.
His bizarre claims are getting some attention in his country, one of the least accepting nations where LGBT people are concerned.