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Man guilty in hate crime that nearly killed a transgender woman | VIDEO

TAMPA, Fla. - Tavares Spencer, a Tampa man accused of nearly killing a transgend woman, was convicted on all charges Thursday, including attempted first-degree murder.

The trial began Monday and included the testimony of the victim, Terrience McDonald, who goes by Coko.

“As I was still lying on the ground, he walked around me, and he pointed the gun, and then he shot me,” McDonald testified earlier this week.

To read the full story, click HERE.

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Anti-gay rant earns Aussie footballer a big social media backlash

For comparing homosexuality to alcoholism and labeling the alternative lifestyle as equal to spiritual disease and demonic, Newcastle Knights NRL footballer Ryan Stig is harvesting a social media backlash.

He initially uploaded a letter on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as a rant about homosexuality and gay marriage. It was in response to the approval last week by the legislature of the Australian Capital Territory of the same-sex marriage law.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: More Halloweening in Hillcrest

Halloween night is tonight!

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Meet LGBT History Month icons John Lawrence and Tyron Garner | VIDEO

(Editor's note: October is LGBT History Month, celebrated annually to recognize the notable achievements of LGBT people throughout time. Each day this month, Equality Forum will feature one LGBT icon who has made notable contributions to society and SDGLN will publish the story here in the Causes section. View previous LGBT History Month icons HERE.)

GLAAD's What To Watch on TV on Halloween

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ADOPT ME! Take Alberta home!

Alberta is a brown Tabby cat. She is 2 months old and has been spayed.

Why I'd make a great companion

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Palm Springs Pride is this weekend!

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- Before the holiday season gets into full swing, the LGBT community has one last chance to celebrate at Palm Springs Pride taking place this weekend.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in several different events over the three day celebration, including the annual Pride Festival, Parade, and multiple block parties. Palm Springs Pride has witnessed a tremendous amount of growth and change over the last few years and is certainly worth checking out.

Historically Black College and University LGBT Student Leadership Summit set

WASHINGTON –The Human Rights Campaign Foundation will hold its Historically Black College and University (HBCU) LGBT Leadership and Career Summit from Nov. 2 to Nov. 4.

The summit, sponsored by PepsiCo, is designed to foster an effective group of LGBT HBCU student leaders committed to developing their personal leadership and career skills, and to develop student leaders to advocate for LGBT equality and social justice.

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THEATER REVIEW: “The Elaborate Entrance Of Chad Deity”

You know you’ve made it as a playwright when you can get women engaged in a story about wrestling.

Kristoffer Diaz does just that in the quirky, odd and extremely funny play with the too-long title “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity,” playing through Nov. 16 at ion theatre’s BLKBOX in Hillcrest.

Diaz also fascinates the men in the audience in this satirical/parodic exposé of the “sport” everybody loves to hate because it’s so … well, phony is the word that comes to mind.

Did Hawaii Senate advance marriage bill today?

SDGLN media partner GLBTN has the breaking news out of Hawaii.

Did the Hawaii Senate pass SB1, the bill that would approve same-gender marriage in the Aloha State?

Will the Hawaii House take a vote?

Find out here in "This Just In: A live blog featuring LGBT news," which is updated constantly as the news warrants.