Anchorage Elects First Openly LGBTQ Alaskans In Municipal Election

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.  Continue reading

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

  What: Senate Bill 72 - State Senate Health And Social Services Committee HearingWhere:  BUTROVICH 205 @State CapitolWhen: Monday, April 10 at 1:30 pmHow To Participate: Email, In-Person in Juneau, In-Person at your local LIO, by phone(907) 586-9085 or (844) 586-9085 Watch: Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading


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: Continue reading

Alaskans Together for Equality applauds resolution that would remove outdated ban on gay marriage from the State Constitution

Anchorage – Today, Alaskans Together for Equality responded to Senate Minority leader, Hollis French (D-Anchorage) resolution that would remove the provision in the state constitution banning gay marriage.  Continue reading

Alaskans Together Urges Robust Discussion On Marriage Equality

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — Senator Hollis French, D-Anchorage, a long-time supporter of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, said yesterday that marriage equality was "inevitable" in Alaska.  Continue reading

Love Is Love In Alaska (WATCH VIDEO)

We would like to thank our local Alaskans, the crew at Treft.Punkt, a partnership between Propaganda AK and Shalem Photography - Mitch Kitter, Shalem Mathew, along with local videographer April Frame and all the LGBT couples and families for volunteering their stories for this project on their own accord. Continue reading

Sen. Murkowski votes to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

Washington D.C. - A Senate panel on Wednesday quickly and easily approved a first-of-its-kind anti-discrimination measure that would provide workplace protection to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Continue reading