AboutCurrently, Idaho has only 15 municipalities out of 44 in the state that have city ordinances protecting LGBTQ+ people against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Those in the LGBTQ+ community are continuously under threat by extremist groups such as the Idaho Liberty Dogs and others. I have experienced that hate and discrimination firsthand and it was not something I had ever experienced until I became an Idahoan. I was recently approached by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to lead an event that would increase awareness of LGBTQ+ foster parents, as there is a high number of LGBTQ+ youth in the Idaho foster care system who are struggling to find foster homes that are safe and supportive. It is imperative that we as REALTORS® recognize the responsibility that we have as influencers in the community. If we are not continually challenging ourselves and our beliefs and prioritizing education, we are susceptible to negatively affecting the lives of individuals in our community.