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Add the Words Documentary Screening

Sunday, June 15


The fight for Idaho to add the words "gender identity" and "sexual orientation" to the state's human rights law was one of the bitterest of the 2013-14 legislative session. It was the eighth session in which lawmakers ignored the issue, and what began as a few rallies at the Statehouse escalated to protesters blocking the entrance to the Idaho Senate chamber. Idaho State Police made more than 100 arrests, and some demonstrators were arrested multiple times. With their hands covering their mouths, the demonstrators weren't interesting in being heard--their black "Add the 4 Words" shirts said it all--they just didn't want to be invisible.

See them at the premiere of Add the Words, a documentary by Michael Gough and Cammie Pavesic, at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at the Egyptian Theatre. The film follows the movement from its beginnings to the arrests that shook the capitol.