Alaskans Together for Equality Endorses Mark Begich for Governor

ANCHORAGE – August 24, 2018 – Today, Alaskans Together for Equality (Alaskans Together), Alaska’s largest member-based statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization announced its endorsement of Mark Begich for Governor. The board considered the high stakes in this election and the looming threats against Alaskans’ civil rights. This is the first time Alaskans Together has endorsed a candidate for Governor. Continue reading

VICTORY! Proposition 1 Has Been Defeated.

  The citizens of Anchorage have spoken -- and they’ve said loud and clear “NO” to Proposition 1. Continue reading

Breaking: House Committee Advances HB 184

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Alaska took another step toward equality Tuesday when the House State Affairs Committee voted to advance House Bill (HB) 184, which will add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s anti-discrimination law. Continue reading

In Unanimous Vote, Sitka Joins Ranks of Alaska Cities Saying ‘NO’ to Discrimination

SITKA, Alaska -- Another Alaska city has declared that hatred has no home here. In a historic 7-0 vote, the Sitka Assembly on Dec. 12 passed Ordinance 42, joining Anchorage and Juneau in approving inclusive legal protections against discrimination. Continue reading

Action Alert: Support DREAMers, Support the Dream Act

We need you to help protect the 75,000 LGBTQ DREAMers! Today, President Trump announced he would phase out the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program. This action is an unconscionable and cruel move by the Trump Administration. The young people that are the targets of this misguided policy change grew up in America. America is the country they know and love. Continue reading

Face of Hate

This past weekend we saw the face of hate. It is difficult to put into words the thoughts and emotions that ran through our minds as the horrific images of white supremacists marching in Charlottesville filled screens around the world this weekend.  Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Action Alert: Stop the Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

  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. Continue reading

Will Anchorage Residents Have To Show Papers To Use Restroom?

Anchorage, Alaska – July 20, 2017 – Supporters of a proposed bathroom-monitoring initiative turned in the required signatures for inclusion of the fear-based initiative on the April 2018 Anchorage municipal ballot. In sum, the bathroom-monitoring initiative would allow businesses open to the public to discriminate against Alaskans based solely on appearance. Continue reading

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. Continue reading