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Several Idaho Gay Rights Activists to be Sentenced

Monday Jul 21, 2014
Nearly two dozen gay rights activists who were arrested after they blocked doorways in the Idaho Statehouse are set to be sentenced in Boise's 4th District Court.

Hundreds Counterprotest Westboro Baptist Church at DC School

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jun 9, 2014
The anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church were met with a contingent of several hundred counterprotestors when they came to protest Wilson High School in D.C.

Former State Senator Hides in Statehouse Closet

Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
Former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour hid in an Idaho Statehouse closet for more than five hours as part of her effort to persuade Republican lawmakers to update the Idaho Human Rights Act.

Idaho Gay Rights Protesters Jailed After Vigil Attempt

Friday Mar 7, 2014
he leader of the Add the Words group and two other gay activists were arrested at the Idaho Capitol late Thursday night after police nixed their plan to hold an all-night vigil inside the building.

ACT UP Protests Anti-Gay Laws at NYC’s Ugandan Consulate

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Mar 6, 2014
Approximately 50 LGBTI activists protested outside the Ugandan Consulate on March 5 for over an hour decrying President Yoweri Museveni’s passage of three anti-gay measures.

Gay Rights Protesters Return to Utah Capitol

By Michelle L. Price | Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
Protesters pushing for Utah to adopt a statewide anti-discrimination law protecting sexual and gender orientation are returning to the state Capitol three weeks after they were arrested for blocking entrances to committee rooms.

More Idaho Gay Rights Activists Jailed After Protest

Tuesday Mar 4, 2014
Twenty-three gay rights activists have been arrested after blocking the entrance to Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter’s office inside the Idaho Statehouse, the latest in a string of arrests related to protests over attempts to add anti-discrimination protections to

7 Gay Rights Activists Arrested During Idaho Capitol Protest

Thursday Feb 20, 2014
Idaho State Police arrested six people for trespassing and another for misdemeanor battery after three dozen gay rights protesters blocked entrances to the Idaho Senate.

Idaho’s ’Add the Words’ Activists Added Lawyers

By John Miller | Wednesday Feb 5, 2014
The 44 people facing misdemeanor trespass charges after Monday’s demonstration inside Idaho’s Capitol’s Senate chambers have been promised pro-bono help.

Activists Say "Nyet" to NBC Olympics with Today Show Protest

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jan 17, 2014
Gay activists from Queer Nation flocked to midtown Manhattan on the morning of Jan. 16 to protest NBC’s sponsorship of the Olympics and to urge them to report on the Russian government’s attacks on gays.