Dixon's 2013 admission that his manhood was threatened, which led to his attack on Nettles, played a part in his plea deal.
The crime was caught on camera. Miami Beach Police's response: "There is no place for hate here"
The man who threw boiling water onto a sleeping gay couple is being investigated for a hate crime.
Murder as a hate crime carries a sentence of 20 years to life, five years more than a second-degree murder conviction.
Elliot Morales is representing himself in court for the 2013 hate crime murder of Mark Carson, a gay man, in New York's West Village.
"The same institution that taught me how to kick his ass also taught me compassion," said Larry Lennox-Choate.
Director-producer Marta Cunningham and producer Sasha Alpert discuss the poignant HBO documentary