LGBTQ

Has Du Eetíxʼ Xʼaakeidíx̱ Haa Sitee performs at Pride Outside at Skater’s Cabin, an LGBTQ community event organized by NAMI Juneau on June 5, 2022. (Courtesy photo / Meryl Connelly-Chew)

Local LGBTQ+ advocate receives award for work building community

Community-based work is their focus and their calling.

 

Gigi Monroe emceed the 2020 GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show, held at the University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus where viewers stayed in their cars arranged around a stage in the parking lot on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. This year, the event is returning to Centennial Hall and will be less of a “GLITZ-lite” than organizers worried it could be. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Live and in color: GLITZ returns to full, glorious presence

Back from the pandemic, the performance heads to Centennial Hall once again.

 

The Senate Judiciary Committee moved a bill that would ban transgender athletes from competing on teams of the sex they identify with on Monday, May 2, 2022. The bill could go to a floor vote sometime this week. (Screenshot)
The Senate Judiciary Committee moved a bill that would ban transgender athletes from competing on teams of the sex they identify with on Monday, May 2, 2022. The bill could go to a floor vote sometime this week. (Screenshot)
Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, spoke to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday, March 3, 2022, regarding a bill that would prevent transgender athletes from competing as the sex they identify with. (Screenshot)
Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, spoke to the Senate Education Committee on Thursday, March 3, 2022, regarding a bill that would prevent transgender athletes from competing as the sex they identify with. (Screenshot)
A progressive pride flag hangs in teacher Winter Marshall-Allen’s classroom at Homer High School on Friday. Marshall-Allen was previously asked to remove the flag and other symbols displayed in her classroom, but was allowed to put it back up after she filed a grievance with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. (Photo courtesy winter Marshall-Allen)

‘The school building needs to be a safe haven’

Union forms commission in response to accusations of LGBTQ+ censorship in Kenai Peninsula schools

A progressive pride flag hangs in teacher Winter Marshall-Allen’s classroom at Homer High School on Friday. Marshall-Allen was previously asked to remove the flag and other symbols displayed in her classroom, but was allowed to put it back up after she filed a grievance with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. (Photo courtesy winter Marshall-Allen)
Drag performers dance Saturday to “YMCA” by the Village People at the Zach Gordon Youth Center’s Pride Month event at the center. 
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire

Youth center holds Pride event for LGBTQ youth

Food, music, and age-appropriate fun for the community’s LGBTQ teenagers.

Drag performers dance Saturday to “YMCA” by the Village People at the Zach Gordon Youth Center’s Pride Month event at the center. 
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire
Juneau’s Pride Week, hosted by the Southeast Alaska LGBTQ+ Alliance, is going smoothly despite its new virtual format. (Courtesy art / SEAGLA)
Juneau’s Pride Week, hosted by the Southeast Alaska LGBTQ+ Alliance, is going smoothly despite its new virtual format. (Courtesy art / SEAGLA)
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                Juneau’s rainbow crosswalk, a project funded by fundraising, is just over a year old now on Aug. 20, 2020.

Rainbow crosswalk shines on a year in

The publicly fundraised crosswalk marches on

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                Juneau’s rainbow crosswalk, a project funded by fundraising, is just over a year old now on Aug. 20, 2020.
SEAGLA readies to kick off belated Pride Week

SEAGLA readies to kick off belated Pride Week

Many of the events are virtual, and all of them are inclusive.

SEAGLA readies to kick off belated Pride Week
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.

Willie Anderson holds up a flag in front at a short PFLAG gathering held near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Juneau drag performers ready for Stonewall Riot anniversary
Juneau drag performers ready for Stonewall Riot anniversary
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.

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)
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

Legislator proposes adding LGBTQ protections to state hate crime laws

Bill from Anchorage lawmaker follows attack on Sterling woman.

Legislator proposes adding LGBTQ protections to state hate crime laws
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)
Champions of the Rainbow: Three Juneau LGBTQ+ advocates recognized for activism
Champions of the Rainbow: Three Juneau LGBTQ+ advocates recognized for activism
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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