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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Last Frontier State.

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Huge Win! Anchorage Makes History as First City to Specifically Affirm Transgender Protections by Popular Vote

By Adam Polaski • April 6, 2018, 9:25 pm The municipal election in Anchorage, Alaska drew to a close on Tuesday, April 3, and election officials have now affirmed that the people of Anchorage have voted to defeat Proposition 1, a ballot measure that would have removed nondiscrimination protections for transgender people from the's city ordinances.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: A Historic Victory in Alaska and Anti-LGBTQ Bills Defeated

By Shane Stahl • April 6, 2018, 11:14 am Our weekly news roundup on all things nondiscrimination for the week of April 1.
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Promising Early Numbers in Anchorage Signal Growing Support for Transgender Protections

By Shane Stahl • April 4, 2018, 12:07 pm With only partial results available, Anchorage municipal officials last night, April 3, announced promising support for transgender non-discrimination protections in Anchorage.  
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Five Reasons Anchorage Must Vote to Defend Transgender Nondiscrimination Protections

By Shane Stahl • April 2, 2018, 4:43 pm April 3 marks the deadline for ballots in the special election in Anchorage, Alaska, during which time voters will determine the fate of their municipality’s non-discrimination protections for transgender citizens.
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This Week in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination: Legislative Sessions and Campaigns Wind Down, But Bad Bills Still Alive

By Shane Stahl • April 1, 2018, 12:27 pm This week in nondiscrimination, as state legislative sessions begin to wind down, we’ve seen anti-LGBTQ legislation die, but also several other bills are still on the move that could negatively affect LGBTQ people in their respective states.
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Eye on the Opposition: 3 Anti-Transgender Campaign Ads Have Been Discredited in Recent Weeks

By Shane Stahl • March 29, 2018, 12:56 pm Recent ads placed by anti-LGBTQ groups and coalitions in MA and AK have been discredited, and in two cases, called out for featuring establishments without their permission.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Momentum Continues in AK & NH and Bad Bills Surge in OK & TN

By Shane Stahl • March 16, 2018, 3:58 pm This week in nondiscrimination saw LA advance workplace protections, continued momentum for transgender protections in NH and AK, a historic ruling in MD, and bad bills moving in TN and OK.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Huge Advances Across the Board

By Shane Stahl • March 9, 2018, 2:11 pm This week in nondiscrimination saw big gains across the board in four states, from a groundbreaking vote in New Hampshire, to a win for transgender people in Idaho, and successful legislative victories in Alaska and Michigan.
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Alaska House Committee Votes to Move LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Bill Forward

By Shane Stahl • March 8, 2018, 5:16 pm In a bold step forward, the Alaska House State Affairs Committee advanced statewide nondiscrimination legislation to the Judiciary Committee yesterday by a bipartisan vote of 4-2.
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In New Video, Women in Anchorage Announce Broad Opposition to Anti-Transgender ‘Proposition 1’

By Adam Polaski • February 12, 2018, 10:28 am Backers of Proposition 1 – and similar efforts to strip transgender people of basic protections – claim again and again that their goal is to protect women from harassment, but that is a lie, since Proposition 1 would do nothing to defend women from mistreatment.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Lawmakers Miss Opportunity to Strengthen Their States

By Adam Polaski • February 10, 2018, 5:29 pm It's been another busy week for the movement to win LGBTQ non-discrimination as multiple states considered, scheduled hearings, and took votes on legislation to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.

Pastor in Alaska Shares His Journey Toward Acceptance and Support for LGBTQ Equal Treatment

January 18, 2018, 10:41 am Alaskan Pastor Martin Eldred shares his views on fairness and equal treatment, and how many faith communities are beginning to embrace LGBTQ people.
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Anchorage, Alaska Police Chief: “We’re Not Concerned” About Any Need For Repeal of Transgender Protections

By Shane Stahl • January 4, 2018, 3:37 pm Chief Doll knows that protections for transgender people in the law have no effect on public safety. Over 18 states and 200 cities have passed or protected such legislation, and in every instance, there has not been an increase in public safety incidents.
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As We Celebrate 2017 Electoral Victories, We Look Ahead to Work to Protect Transgender People in 2018

By Kasey Suffredini • November 14, 2017, 12:59 pm It's taken a few days for the full reality of how great last Tuesday was for transgender candidates – but now, one week out, it’s amazing to reflect on what happened