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Gay kiss arrest sparks ‘Kiss-In’ protest at SLC Mormon Temple

Jul 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Intermountain Northwest, News

Matt Aune, 28 and Derek Jones, 25, a gay couple, were detained July 8, 2009 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints security. The couple was walking across the Temple plaza on their way home from a nearby concert while holding hands, the couple stopped and Aune kissed Jones on the cheek. LDS [...]



Matthew Shepard Act passes the Senate but will it become law?

Jul 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Editorial, Featured Articles, Images, National, News

On July 17th the U.S. Senate voted 249 to 175 to approve the Matthew Shepard Act Hate Crimes Prevention Act that includes sexual orientation and gender identity. That is great news! The not so good news is that it has been bundled with a Department of Defense authorization bill that may or may be signed [...]



GLAD Files Suit Challenging DOMA

Jul 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, National, News

Gay and Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, GLAD, New England’s leading legal organization working to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status, and gender identity and expression. Today filed a suit challenging the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The suit, Commonwealth v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, states [...]



DC recognizes same-sex marriages performed in other states

Jul 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, National, News

All though the District of Columbia still does not allow same-sex marriage, as of 12:01 am this morning Washington DC now recognizes same-sex marriages performed in other states. Although issuing a marriage license in the District is still illegal for same-sex couples, such marriages perfumed in other jurisdictions, including California before the Prop 8 decision, [...]



KTVB “Cruises” back to 1955. . .

Jul 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Editorial, Featured Articles, Idaho, National, News

Cruising is not a Sex Act as KTVB Channel 7 recently reported. Cruising is an activity aimed at capturing the attention of someone of the same sex. It can lead to a sexual encounter, but it can also be a non-verbal way to communicate to others that they are not alone. In the 1970s, gay [...]



KTVB Ch-7 misinforms with “cruising” sex story

Jul 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Idaho, News

This incendiary reporting of a non-news story was not limited to only KBCI. The same arrest took on an entirely different scope and scale from the NBC affiliate, KTBV Channel 7. Channel 7’s exploited the incident with inflammatory coverage that started with Olin then launched into unrelated issues seemingly aimed at promoting misinformation and loathing of gay men.



KBCI TV-2 gets call from GLAAD and responds to PrideDEPOT report

Jun 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Idaho, Intermountain Northwest, News

TEST Yesterday PrideDEPOT.com received an email letter from Yvonne Simons, News Director of the local CBS affiliate KBCI Channel 2, shortly after she was contacted by the regional GLAAD office. GLAAD received a complaint on KBCI’s coverage of a “gay sex sting” story in addition to reading our story, “KBCI TV-2 manufactures ‘gay news’ for [...]



Historic Magic Valley Pride builds bridges in So. Idaho

Jun 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Idaho, News

By James Tidmarsh, Photos by Nicki Abraham TWIN FALLS, ID — “Building Bridges.” That was the theme of the first ever Magic Valley Pride festival, organized by the Southern Idaho Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (SIGLBT) Community Center. The week long Pride events included a media training workshop, reception for the Community Center, legislative breakfast, [...]



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 [...]



KBCI TV-2 manufactures “gay news” for ratings

Jun 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Idaho, News

By H. Lukas Green and Jody May-Chang The recent arrest of two elderly men for allegedly attempting to engage in sex with an undercover Garden City police officer became the top story at KBCI TV-2 in Boise as the station launched into a sensationalized version of the facts surrounding the incidents. The arrests of Wayne [...]