Fighting for LGBT Rights in Rural America

March 10, 2016

Fighting for LGBT Rights in Rural America

In June 2015 in San Francisco, it seemed the gay rights movement had finally achieved victory. The U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision legalizing gay marriage as the city threw its 46th Pride Parade. But in Elko, Nevada, the pace of change has been much slower. That city just held its first gay parade last year. North Gate Radio spoke to two LGBT activists in the rural town of Elko. Sam Omar Hall reports.


REPORTER: Sam Omar Hall.
PHOTO CAPTION AND CREDIT: In the heart of downtown Elko, Nevada, J.M. Capriola Company sells saddles, hats, boots, spurs, ropes and other supplies to cowboys and tourists. Elko held its first gay pride parade last year. Photo by Sam Omar Hall.

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