1. The man who gunned down an unarmed gay man in the West Village in 2013 was convicted of murder on Wednesday and faces up to life in prison. The murder was deemed a hate crime.
2. “I never thought that this would happen at City Hall. I never thought I would see the day that men and men would be married. Or that people are allowed to go into the same bathroom as my daughter. This world is changing, and it’s time for us to take the leadership and change it back to the way it should be.” A Phoenix city councilman was caught on video making anti-LGBT comments.
3. A Pennsylvania man has filed suit to overturn his state Medicaid program’s exclusion of coverage for gender-affirming surgery.
4. Autostraddle has the seven most influential queer girl TV shows of the last seven years.
5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Take a look at the banned LGBT music video (set to the Macklemore and Ryan Le that’s making waves in Kenya.