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Idaho's Julie Zicha [pictured w/ her son] is leading the way to help create GLBT support groups in her local Pocatello high schools. Last January, Zicha's openly gay 18-year-old son, Ryan committed suicide and Zicha has made it her goal to help other troubled teens like her son. "I just can't stand the notion of anybody else going through what my family's gone through, losing a kid, because they didn't feel welcome," Zicha said. That thought is what keeps her motivated, she said.
Earlier this month a lesbian couple in Idaho - and their three foster children - were denied a reduced admission price to a pool in eastern Idaho because "the Lava Hot Springs State Foundation says the five don't fit the definition of a family".
Mark Lowe, executive director for the Lava Hot Springs State Foundation, says the state doesn't recognize gay or lesbian marriage and defines a family as one male, one female and children.