Alaskans Together For Equality Responds to Trump's ban on Transgender Military Service

The Trump Administration just fired another salvo in their war on the LGBTQ community. 

Yesterday, via Tweet, Mr. Trump banned Transgender individuals from serving in the United States military taking the Pentagon and LGBTQ advocates by surprise. Alaskans Together for Equality joins more than 200 LGBTQ leaders from equality advocacy organizations in condemning this action by President Trump.

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Action Alert: Stop the Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

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Update (as of 7/26/17): Take a minute today and call our Senators today. Unfortunately, the motion to proceed was successful, but the Senate still has a chance to do the right thing, and vote NO on final repeal of the Affordable Care Act. It is clear, any bill that comes to a vote will increase costs, cut coverage, and weaken protections. Sen. Murkowski must continue to stay strong, and Sen. Sullivan has one more chance to do what’s right for Alaskans.

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Equality News - June: Pride, Volunteer For ATE At Anchorage Pride 2017, Legislative Update, and Board News

This month we celebrate who we are as a diverse community!
 
Pride is a commemoration of the fight for equality that began on June 28, 1969, as LGBTQ patrons stood up to the harassment and criminalization of our community during the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City. Your continued support of Alaskans Together for Equality (ATE) and LGBTQ equality honors the movement that was started on that hot summer night. We’ve come a long way since that time, but there is further to go.

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Action Alert: Public Hearing #2 On Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Bill - April 10

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What: Senate Bill 72 - State Senate Health And Social Services Committee Hearing
Where:  BUTROVICH 205 @State Capitol
When: Monday, April 10 at 1:30 pm
How To Participate: Email, In-Person in Juneau, In-Person at your local LIO, by phone(907) 586-9085 or (844) 586-9085 
Watchhttp://akleg.gov/index.php#tab3-15

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Anchorage Municipal Election Endorsements 2017

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Alaskans Together for Equality (ATE) Alaska’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, announced its endorsements for the upcoming 2017 Regular Anchorage Municipal Election today. ATE board conducted the selection of candidates for endorsement based on candidate survey responses.

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Equality News: New Executive Director, Anti-LGBTQ Petition Denied, 30th Legislative Session

It’s been a chilly January, and it looks like we will be busy fighting for LGBTQ equality in the coming weeks and months ahead. We encourage you to stay focused and engaged, and to speak up when you see something is not right – write letters to the editor, submit opinion editorials, rally, march, and most importantly contact your elected officials. The LGBTQ community along with our allies can be a powerful force locally, at the state level, and at the federal level to create change and protect fundamental human rights in our communities.

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Alaskans Together For Equality - A Note About the Presidential Election Results

The result of the presidential election has caused concern to many in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and our allies. While there is uncertainty within our community and our movement, we know together we can get through what might happen in the next four years. With your help, we have accomplished a lot and we intend to continue our mission to advance civil equality for all Alaskans.

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Juneau Passes An Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Juneau became the second Alaskan city to pass an inclusive non‐discrimination ordinance that extends protections in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or national origin, race, color, age, religion, sex, familial status, and disability.

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ANCHORAGE ASSEMBLY VOTES TO PROTECT ALL ANCHORAGE RESIDENTS

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaskans Together for Equality, Identity, American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska, Pride Foundation, and the Human Rights Campaign jointly released the following statement in regards to the recently passed non-discrimination ordinance:
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Anchorage Mayoral Election 2015 - It's Ethan Berkowitz for Anchorage Mayor

On Tuesday, April 21, Alaskans Together for Equality (ATE), Alaska's statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender educational and advocacy organization gave its full endorsement to Ethan Berkowitz for the office of Anchorage Mayor. Our decision was an easy one.

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Alaska’s statewide educational and advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Alaskans.