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Channel 2 NewsA new regulation is set to take effect in August that would allow transgender Alaskans to change the gender marker on their driver’s licenses and identification cards. The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska said this is a big step for the...
Channel 2 NewsA report from attorney Dan Hensley blames former Municipal Clerk Barbara Gruenstein's "hands off management strategy" for several of the problems in the April 3 Anchorage election in which more than half of the city's polling places ran out of ballots. ...
Channel 2 NewsDiversity and unity were all rolled into one big celebration on the Anchorage Park Strip Saturday afternoon. Alaska PrideFest is the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community’s annual expression of freedom. From dancers dressed in drag...
The last days of any campaign have a life of their own. And in the Anchorage mayoral race, the battle has become intensely personal for Paul Honeman. He’s taken some sharp jabs on the radio against the incumbent, Mayor Dan Sullivan. The two ads,...
Channel 2 NewsProposition 5, the latest effort in Anchorage to extend equal-rights protections to people on grounds of sexual orientation and transgendered identity, was failing at the polls Tuesday night by roughly 58 percent to 41 percent, with about 97 percent of...
One Anchorage, the group leading the effort to extend anti-discrimination legal protections to gay and transgender people in Anchorage is asking its supporters what it should do next. Saturday afternoon the group met with supporters and members of the...
Tags: Gays and Lesbians, Social Issues
Channel 2 NewsThe 2012 Municipal election is less than a month and a half away, and the debate on a controversial issue is heating up. The ballot measure groups are campaigning for and against is Proposition 5, an equal rights initiative that would extend certain...
Channel 2 NewsWith less than a week to go before Anchorage voters decide whether to add "sexual orientation and transgender identity" to the list of groups protected by Anchorage's anti-discrimination law, new financial reports show campaigns both for and against the...
Channel 2 NewsA radio ad paid for by the group against Proposition 5 says people could go to jail if if the ordinance passes and they don’t comply with the law. Prop 5 is an equal rights ordinance meant to end discrimination based on a person’s sexual...
Tags: Storrs, Prisons, Social Issues
Channel 2 NewsAnchorage's Equal Rights Initiative may prove to be the most controversial issue on the April municipal ballot, and campaign contributions from Outside could play a big role. One side in the debate has reported thousands of dollars of Outside...
Tags: Family Planning, Storrs, Planned Parenthood, Charity, Politics
Channel 2 NewsA group called Protect Your Rights: Vote No on 5 plans to unveil itself to the public later this week in opposition to the Anchorage equal rights initiative, which aims to extend certain rights to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. If...
Tags: Storrs, Religion and Belief, Politics, Gays and Lesbians, Values
Channel 2 NewsAnchorage voters will decide in April if the city’s equal rights protections should be extended to cover sexual orientation or transgender identity, after a petition turned in last week was verified Wednesday. The Anchorage Municipal Clerk’s...
Tags: Politics, Gays and Lesbians, Voting, Social Issues, Elections
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