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Lacey Daley / Boise State Public Radio

This week's Supreme Court ruling shielding LGBTQ employees from discrimination effectively evens out a patchwork of protections in the Mountain West.


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In July, a transgender woman in Idaho will make history. 

Adree Edmo will become the first trans inmate in the nation to receive gender confirmation surgery through a court order. Edmo's legal case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and now, a ruling in her favor stands as precedent in the 9th Circuit. 

Lacey Daley / Boise State Public Radio

In 1990, an activist group called Your Family, Friends and Neighbors held a parade — it was more of a march — to help pull homosexuality from the margins of Boise life. About 175 people came to watch to group march from the Idaho Capitol to Julia Davis Park.


Idaho Legislature Declines To "Add The Words" Again

Feb 21, 2019
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Adam Cotterell / Boise State Public Radio

A bill looking to add language to Idaho’s anti-discrimination laws that would safeguard the rights of LGBTQ individuals won’t advance this year. However, one state lawmaker says progress is being made.

When it comes to legal protections for the LGBTQ community, most of our region got a failing grade from the Human Rights Campaign's latest State Equality Index.

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The Mountain West is one of the fastest-growing regions in the country with a lot of that growth thanks to the tech industry. But Wyoming is bucking the trend, in part because young, hip techies don’t want to move to the cowboy state. It has an image problem--specifically, a gay image problem. But some locals are trying to change that.

Meridian residents at the public hearing at the city council meeting
Darin Oswald, Idaho Statesman

On Tuesday, Meridian City Council passed an ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, joining 13 other Idaho municipalities with similar laws.

2018 Boise Pride Festival Begins Thursday

Jun 12, 2018
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35,000 people gathered last year to celebrate Boise PrideFest, more are expected this year to promote unity and celebrate the diversity of sexual orientations and identities in Boise year round. We talk with Alex Milles and Sally Hobbs of the pride festival about this year's events.

Dad #1, Dad #2: A Queerspawn View From The Closet

Apr 30, 2018

Idaho native Natalie Perry grew up in a family with two gay, closeted fathers. One was a Chief Judge of the Idaho State Court of Appeals and couldn't campaign as an openly gay man in Idaho, unable to come out until after retirement.