Tag Archive | IDAHO

US: Court blocks ban on trans people changing sex on birth certs

US: Court blocks ban on trans people changing sex on birth certs

A federal court in the US state of Idaho has overturned a state-wide ban that stopped transgender people from changing the sex on their birth certificates to match their gender identity. Idaho Governor, Brad Little, looked set to face a legal battle, after he signed into law two controversial bills in March regarding the trans […]

Idaho sued over trans birth certs and sport laws

Idaho sued over trans birth certs and sport laws

LGBT+ advocates sued Idaho over a ban on transgender people changing their birth certificates on Thursday, one day after another lawsuit challenged the US state’s ban – the first in the country – on trans women competing in female sports leagues. Both laws were passed last month, as trans rights have become the latest flashpoint […]

US: Idaho criticised for ban on trans athletes

US: Idaho criticised for ban on trans athletes

Idaho has become the first US state to ban transgender girls and women from competing in female sports leagues, enacting new laws that also prevent trans people from changing their birth certificates. Governor Brad Little signed the two bills into law on Monday, according to the Idaho government’s website, drawing criticism from LGBT+ groups that called […]

Mullingar: Mullingar Pride’s IDAHO [IDAHOT] Exhibition

Mullingar: Mullingar Pride’s IDAHO [IDAHOT] Exhibition

Ten Weeks that Changed the World, a photographic exhibition from Alison Laredo, was launched officially by Cllr. Frank McDermott, An Cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council, on Tuesday May  16th, as part of Mullingar Pride’s IDAHO/IDAHOT campaign. IDAHOT is International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, and the exhibition, a chronicle of Mayo LGBT Equality’s canvassing efforts […]

Idaho: Trans Woman Dressed as Man at Her Funeral

Idaho: Trans Woman Dressed as Man at Her Funeral

A transgender woman was dressed by her family as a man for her funeral, which has prompted strong criticism of the family for erasing the woman’s identity. Jennifer Gable, originally from Twin Falls, Idaho, died of a brain aneurism in October at the age of 32. Despite legally changing her name to Jennifer in 2007, […]

Ireland Joins 120 Countries in Celebrating IDAHOT

Ireland was one of the over 120 countries which celebrated IDAHOT yesterday, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. The above video, produced by Kay Cairns, shows various Irish people’s definitions of what transphobia and homophobia are, and how they can affect LGBT people. Meanwhile, BeLonG To teamed up with Irish drag queen Panti to […]

Video: Panti Bliss Talks About IDAHOT 2014

Irish drag royalty, Panti Bliss, has teamed up with BeLonG To Youth Services to talk about homophobia and transphobia for IDAHOT, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, which takes place tomorrow, May 17. 

US: Idaho Governor Is Denied Stay on Gay Marriage Ruling

US: Idaho Governor Is Denied Stay on Gay Marriage Ruling

Idaho’s Governor, C.L. ‘Butch’ Otter, a Republican, has been denied a stay on the ruling that Idaho’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional, by the federal judge who struck it down. Chief Magistrate Judge Candy Wagahoff Dale ruled that the ban was unconstitutional, as it violates couples’ equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment.

‘Add The Words’ Protest at Idaho’s State Legislature

‘Add The Words’ Protest at Idaho’s State Legislature

Add The Words is the group responsible for protesting at Idaho’s State Legislature, in an attempt to ensure that LGBT people are included in the anti-discrimination laws which at present protect Idaho’s citizens. The protest took place this week when hundreds of people took to the capitol building to register dissatisfaction with Republican legislators,

Hate Speech Hasn’t Gone Away

Today (May 17) is IDAHOT day (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia). To mark this, Sam Blanckensee and Ian McGahon wrote about how hate speech, particularly online, affects young LGBTQ+ people. Being young and LGBTQ+ might not be easy for everyone. When you realise you identify as something other than the norm, your first instinct may well be to […]