WHAT YOU CAN DO IF YOU ARE BULLIED OR ATTACKED
Document what happened. If you can do it safely, make video or audio recordings and take pictures. No matter what, write down what happened, where it happened, and when it happened. Do it while it is fresh in your mind.
Get the names and contact info for any witnesses.
Report it. Share what happened with at least one person or organization you feel comfortable with.
File a complaint with the ACLU of Idaho. We monitor civil rights violations throughout the state. Sometimes we can help with referrals or other aid. (https://www.acluidaho.org/en/resources/report-civil-liberties-violation)
If you are in a public school, file a formal grievance. Look on your school district or college website for grievance and civil rights policies. Follow the procedure to make sure your grievance is complete and on time.
You can also file a grievance if you are in prison, jail, or a state hospital. Ask staff for the grievance procedure and follow it.
Your workplace or private school may have a grievance policy, too.
If you are bullied or attacked by your partner or a family member, you can call the Idaho Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-669-3176 or the Idaho Legal Aid hotline at 1-877-500-2980.
REPORTING ACTS OF LGBTQ+ DISCRIMINATION & RESOURCES
Coeur d'Alene Police Department to file a complaint
Non-emergency phone: (208) 769-2320
ACLU of Idaho:
Richard Eppink, Legal Director
Phone: (208) 344-9750
LGBTQ Know Your Rights:
Community Engagement Manager
Idaho Human Rights Commission
To file a complaint:
Kootenai Country Task Force on Human Relations
Tony Stewart, Victim Support Services
Bonner County Human Rights Task Force (Sandpoint)
Safe Passage of North Idaho (Counseling and Support)
Coeur d’Alene City Council Members:
Dan Gookin (email@example.com)
Christie Wood (firstname.lastname@example.org)