Alaskans Together For Equality Statement on the Federal Equality Act

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaskans Together for Equality (Alaskans Together), Alaska’s largest member-based statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization issued the following statement today from board president Elias Rojas in response to the introduction of HR5, the Equality Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives: Continue reading

Historic Vote Makes Fairbanks the Latest Alaska City to Reject Discrimination

  FAIRBANKS, Alaska - February 27, 2019 -- On Monday, Alaska’s Golden Heart City has lived up to its name, declaring that prejudice and discrimination will find no welcome in the Tanana Valley. The Fairbanks City Council on February 25 voted 4-2 to pass Ordinance 6093, joining Anchorage, Juneau, and Sitka in approving inclusive legal protections against discrimination. The Mayor has until Saturday to determine whether or not he will veto the ordinance.  Continue reading

Alaskans Together For Equality Statement on Transgender Military Ban: ‘It’s A Disgrace’

ANCHORAGE – January 22, 2019 – Alaskans Together for Equality (Alaskans Together), Alaska’s largest member-based statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization issued the following statement from board president Elias Rojas in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to lift injunctions blocking a Trump Administration policy restricting transgender Americans from serving in the military: Continue reading

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