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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.

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.

More Olympic-Linked Furor Over Russia Anti-Gay Law

By David Crary | Thursday Feb 6, 2014
Protesters in cities around the world targeted major Olympic sponsors Wednesday, just ahead of the Winter Games in Sochi, urging them to speak out against Russia’s law restricting gay-rights activities.

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.

French Conservatives Protest Marriage Equality Law

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Feb 3, 2014
Although France legalized same-sex marriage in May of last year, conservatives from around the country gathered together Sunday to protest the law in Paris and Lyon.

Activists to Protest NYPD’s Handling of Transwoman’s Murder

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jan 28, 2014
Human rights groups will gather at 4 p.m. on Jan. 30 at New York City’s One Police Plaza to protest the NYPD’s negligence in the brutal beating death of transgender woman, Islan Nettles.

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.

Gay Activists Protest Coca-Cola’s Involvement in Sochi Olympics

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Dec 24, 2013
LGBT rights activists in London held a protest on Sunday against the Coca-Cola company for its sponsorship of the Sochi Olympics.