LGBTQ

Willie Anderson holds up a flag in front at a short PFLAG gathering held near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Despite pandemic, they’ve still got Pride

PFLAG and Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition gather near glacier.

 

Juneau drag performers ready for Stonewall Riot anniversary

Twelve performers are stepping up for the Saturday show.

 

Supporters of LGBTQ+ rights hold placards in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Oct. 8, 2019. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment. It’s a resounding victory for LGBTQ+ rights from a conservative court. (AP Photo | Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Alaskans celebrate Supreme Court decision protecting LGBTQ+ rights

The 6-3 decision is a resounding victory for the LGBTQ+ community.

 

Ketchikan residents turn out to show support to the LGBTQ community after a florist refused service to a gay couple on June 5, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Tommy Varela)
Ketchikan residents turn out to show support to the LGBTQ community after a florist refused service to a gay couple on June 5, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Tommy Varela)

Legislator proposes adding LGBTQ protections to state hate crime laws

Bill from Anchorage lawmaker follows attack on Sterling woman.

Michael Wittig, as Ed, left, Ty Tamaoka, as Richard, center, and Jack Scholz, as Tommy, during rehearsal of “Blue Ticket” written by Maureen Longworth at McPhetres Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Michael Wittig, as Ed, left, Ty Tamaoka, as Richard, center, and Jack Scholz, as Tommy, during rehearsal of “Blue Ticket” written by Maureen Longworth at McPhetres Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The fifth annual GLITZ Drag Show in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and Juneau Pride Kickoff! at Centennial Hall on Friday, June 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The fifth annual GLITZ Drag Show in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and Juneau Pride Kickoff! at Centennial Hall on Friday, June 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Aidan Key, director of Gender Diversity, speaks after the showing of the movie, “The Most Dangerous Year” at the University of Alaska on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Aidan Key, director of Gender Diversity, speaks after the showing of the movie, “The Most Dangerous Year” at the University of Alaska on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Aidan Key is one of the driving forces in documentary “The Most Dangerous Year,” which will be shown in Juneau, Thursday night. Key is an author, speaker and community organizer. (Courtesy Photo | thedarlingbudphotography.com)
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Aidan Key is one of the driving forces in documentary “The Most Dangerous Year,” which will be shown in Juneau, Thursday night. Key is an author, speaker and community organizer. (Courtesy Photo | thedarlingbudphotography.com)
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Members of the LGBT community show their pride in the 2014 Juneau Fourth of July Parade. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Get ready for Pride 2019

This year’s happenings mark a milestone.

Members of the LGBT community show their pride in the 2014 Juneau Fourth of July Parade. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Juneau drag heads to national stage

Gigi Monroe is going to Hollywood.

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Juneau’s LGBTQ community is unhappy with a Supreme Court order that clears the way for barring transgender people from serving in the military. (Unsplash | Peter Hershey)

Transgender ban means uncertainty for Juneau LGBTQ community

One thing is certain, they’re not fans of the ban.

Juneau’s LGBTQ community is unhappy with a Supreme Court order that clears the way for barring transgender people from serving in the military. (Unsplash | Peter Hershey)