Admin published Alaskans Together Foundation Revives Anchorage Pride Parade: A Spectacular Celebration of Unity and Equality in Blog 2023-05-22 17:47:51 -0800
Alaskans Together Foundation Revives Anchorage Pride Parade: A Spectacular Celebration of Unity and Equality
The Alaskans Together Foundation is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated return of the Anchorage Pride Parade, held at 11:30 am on Saturday, June 24, 2023. As the Foundation hosts this event for the first time, it brings together the vibrant LGBTQ+ community and their allies in a spectacular celebration of love, acceptance, and equality.Read more
On Saturday, June 24, 2023, join us in downtown Anchorage for the year’s most glamorous and fabulous spectacle highlighting the city’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community – the Anchorage Pride Parade!
After three years, the community is excited to come together again to celebrate our accomplishments. The event also serves to call to action to remain vigilant against efforts to roll back the hard-won gains made towards equality, while also celebrating the resilience and diversity of our community.
The parade promises to be a sight to behold, with a lineup of colorful floats, lively music, and a jubilant crowd. Attendees are encouraged to dust off their rainbow flags, put on their brightest and boldest outfits, and join the community in the heart of downtown Anchorage for an unforgettable day of love, acceptance, and celebration.
PROSPECTIVE PARADE PARTICIPANT ORGANIZATIONS AND SPONSORS - READ BELOW
Alaskans Together Foundation is proud to host this year’s Anchorage pride parade and is now accepting applications for participants and sponsors. Interested businesses, organizations, and LGBTQ+ supporting groups can contact:
Parade Project Manager
Pride Parade Application (Download)
Parade Guidelines & Conditions document (Download)
Parade Route (Download)
Application Deadline: June 16, 2023
Alaskans Together Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Our federal identification number is 26-2863522. Founded in 2007, our mission is to advance civil equality for all Alaskans through education.
LAST UPDATED: 5/23/23
Admin published Alaska Must Ensure the Safety of LGBTQ Kids at School in Blog 2023-03-10 17:27:03 -0900
Alaskans Together for Equality Calls On Legislature To Reject Gov. Dunleavy’s Anti-LGBTQ Proposal.
Alaskans Together for Equality today denounced Gov. Dunleavy's HB 105, which targets and discriminates against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth, and urged the Alaska Legislature to reject the bill. Advocates and experts say the bill is an attack on Alaska’s LGBTQ youth and their right to safely be who they are at school. The bill is one of more than 150 bills across the country that target LGBTQ youth in education.Read more
Alaskans Together For Equality Statement on Dobbs v Jackson: ‘Reproductive Rights Are LGBTQ+ Rights'As the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson today, striking down Roe v. Wade, Alaskans Together For Equality Board President Elias Rojas issued the following statement:“It’s hard to find the words to describe just how devastating today’s news is, not just for people who may become pregnant, but for all of us. Abortion is not just a women’s issue, nor is it a matter that only affects heterosexual people. The Supreme Court just ruled that no American has a right to make their own private medical decisions — a dire statement that we should all find alarming.
Admin published As HB 17 Advances, LGBTQ+ Alaskans Wonder: Will 2022 Be the Year We Finally Win Equality? in Blog 2022-04-19 20:06:50 -0800JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska House Judiciary Committee this week passed HB 17, a measure that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s existing anti-discrimination laws.
Admin published Anchorage Elects First Openly LGBTQ Alaskans In Municipal Election in Blog 2017-08-02 06:01:36 -0800
Anchorage, Alaska - Yesterday, Christopher Constant (District 1) and Felix Rivera (District 4) became the first openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) individuals to be elected to office in Alaska. The men will serve 3-year terms on the Anchorage Assembly. Former Senator Johnny Ellis served in the Alaska State Legislature for 29 years but did not reveal he was gay until he retired in November 2016.Read more
Admin published Action Alert: Public hearing on Senate Bill 72 - Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Bill in Blog 2017-03-31 07:56:47 -0800
What: Senate Bill 72 - State Senate Health And Social Services Committee HearingRead more
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
Admin published Juneau Passes An Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance in Blog 2017-01-31 14:32:41 -0900
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.Read more
Admin published Equality News: New Executive Director, Anti-LGBTQ Petition Denied, 30th Legislative Session in Blog 2017-01-31 14:21:37 -0900
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.Read more