To celebrate the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, residents were invited to celebrate this event at the CoHo on 4th Avenue in Pocatello. Summer Joy was there to get the details.
The Pocatello's LGBT community and its allies will be observing this day with speakers and personal stories.
"I'm hoping that the personal stories that we will be telling tonight will help other people relize that they are not alone," said Kadyn Ward.
In Boise there was an educational forum on the progression of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equality. The forum also included a free screening of the award winning film, "Stonewall Uprising," followed by a panel discussion on the "state" of LGBT equality in America and here in Idaho.
"There has been a very harsh reaction to the Non-discrimination Ordinance. There has been a significant back lash against gay, straight alliances groups in local high schools," added Ward.
The event here in Pocatello began at 7:30 p.m. and lasted until 9 p.m. People there said it was a great opportunity to hear one another's stories, bring awareness about these issues, and to show support.
"That one of the most important ways to fight homophobia in our community is to be openly and adamantly in favor of kindness and acceptance towards people in our community," said Ward.
For more information about the LGBT community you can click on the link below and they will help answer any questions you might have. http://www.isu.edu/andersoncenter/