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Bend Oregon has 5th annual gay pride celebration

Jun 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Intermountain Northwest, News

BEND, OR – In a community of about 80,000 people, around 100 LGBT citizens and allies gathered at Troy Field in downtown Bend Oregon on June 27th to celebrate Gay Pride. This marks the first year events were held in a city park directly downtown. An enthusiastic crowd was on hand to gather information, listen [...]

“Our coalition is resolute,” Herzfeld’s says

Apr 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Idaho, News

“Our coalition is resolute. Adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the Idaho Human Rights Act is critical to ensuring basic fairness for all Idahoans. Sadly, it is still legal in Idaho to fire someone, deny housing or refuse college admission just because that individual is or is perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.”

PrideDEPOT editor hits the airwaves

Apr 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Idaho, News

If you have an interest in being involved in justice and equality, your chance to be seen and heard is coming! Turn up the volume on your radio tomorrow morning and listen as Jody May-Chang, Editor, is interviewed on KISS 103.3 FM! If you’re not awake before 8:00 a.m., then set your alarm because [...]

Murder, jealousy, gender identity, and ethnicity on trial in Twin Falls

Mar 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Idaho, News

A request for a change in venue was denied in a murder trial that spotlights gender identity, ethnic diversity, media bias, and uncomfortable issues all contained within a predominately conservative community. A 43-year-old Majid Kolestani is a transgender Iranian female accused of first-degree murder in the August 2008 shooting death of her alleged lover, fellow Iranian Ehsan Velayati Kababian, 29.

KBCI cheapens stem cell story with Fischer

Mar 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

President Obama put the breaks on the far right extremists who stopped stem cell research because it is at odds with their ideological agenda. Tonight, KBCI wanted to get “a local” angle on the issue so of course, they run to none other than the self-proclaimed leader of the Christian community, Bryan Fischer.

PrideDEPOT’s editor featured on Boise Community Radio

Mar 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized’s editor, Jody May-Chang was the featured guest on Boise Community Radio’s live web cast last Thursday evening on “Out of the Box with Charlie Divine.” Discussing the Idaho Human Rights Act Amendment.

Ding-a-Ling Bell tolls hate in Idaho

Mar 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Rightwing radio talk show host, Zeb Bell, is polluting the airwaves with his brand of hate speech against anyone who happens to be queer in Idaho. His show, “Zeb at the Ranch” is serving as the mouthpiece for contempt and misinformation against every LGBT citizen in the Gem State. He attacks gay citizens for demanding “special rights” while calling them “perverts” who are “filthy” and “vile.”

Utah lawmaker follows the anti-gay herd

Mar 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The anti-gay propagandists who make up the conservative rightwing are hell-bent on promoting hate speech and disinformation against LGBT citizens. We saw it in Oklahoma with Sally Kern, we experienced it in Idaho with John “Bert” Stevenson, and now the same rhetoric is coming from the mouth of Utah State Senator Chris Buttars!

Rightwing economic stimulus includes porn sales

Mar 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The noise machine that makes up America’s political conservative movement is giving economic stimulus a whole new definition. According to Benjamin Edelman at Harvard Business School, eight of the top 10 states that consume the most pornography handed their electoral votes to Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin in the last national election.

Queer History: 1st US Marine injured in Iraq denounces DADT

Feb 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Queer History: 1st US Marine injured in Iraq denounces DADT
The first U.S. Marine injured while fighting in Iraq came out as an openly gay man who denounced the military’s policy of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” that bans gays from serving in uniform.