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  • 105 Gay Rights Activists Return to Idaho Capitol

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — At least 105 gay rights demonstrators filled the Capitol's basement corridor seeking to convince lawmakers to update the Idaho Human Rights Act with discrimination protections based on gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination.

  • Analysis: Should ‘Gender Identity Watch’ Be Labeled a Hate Group?

    History was made in a most unexpected way in late 2013 when the petition titled “Southern Poverty Law Center: Monitor Gender Identity Watch as a Hate Group” appeared at Change.org. At press time, the petition had garnered more than 7,000 signatures.

  • Beaten But Hardly Tamed, Pussy Riot Strikes Back In Sochi

    SOCHI, Russia (CNN) -- After several tumultuous days that included police detentions, interrogations and a public flogging from angry Cossacks, the dissident punk band Pussy Riot struck back.

  • Brown Praises Gay Activists For Courage In Change

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown praised gay rights advocates Monday night for being on "the cutting edge" in pushing for equality over the last several decades, as he was honored with an award for what supporters said was his lifelong push to advance equal rights.

  • Dozens of Gay Rights Activists Arrested in Idaho

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police have arrested dozens of gay rights activists, saying their protest blocked entrances to the Idaho Senate chambers for more than two hours.

  • Gay Rights Activists Gather Again at Idaho Capitol

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 200 gay rights demonstrators descended on the Idaho Capitol, with placard-holding, flag-bearing activists filling multiple rotunda floors as they sought again to convince Republican lawmakers to hold a hearing on a bill to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination.

  • Op-Ed: Love Him or Hate Him, Fred Phelps Helped Us All

    It was hard to hate Fred Phelps. You could feel sorry for him, remark that all the croutons were not in the salad, but he was so much of a showman, you never took him seriously enough to really hate him.

  • Zambia Activist Acquitted After Pro-Gay Remarks

    JOHANNESBURG — Legal activists say a Zambian human rights worker has been acquitted in a Lusaka court of charges related to comments he made in support of the rights of gay people.