Gay Rights Activists Plan Event on Friday
Statesman, February 13, 2003
P. O. Box 40, Boise, ID 83707
By Statesman staff
During an event Friday at the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, human
rights advocates will remember gay men who died in Nazi concentration camps
and protest an Idaho law that prohibits homosexual acts.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the memorial on
8th Street in Boise.
Volunteers from Your Family Friends and Neighbors will dress as
concentration camp victims with a pink triangle insignia to remember the gay
men who died in the concentration camps. The pink triangle was used to
designate prisoners who violated a German law prohibiting homosexual acts
The group also will voice its objection to an Idaho statute that prohibits
"crimes against nature," including sodomy.
Organizers expect about a dozen people to participate.
Your Family Friends and Neighbors is a Treasure Valley group that supports
gay rights issues.
The Anne Frank memorial is located behind the Log Cabin Literary Center at
801 S. Capital Blvd.
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