Category Archives: LGBTQA
In the summer of 1978, two essays in a feminist anthology were all the info I had beyond the feelings of my own heart to let me know it was okay to be a lesbian. Today, the It Gets Better Project & similar projects are how LGBT elders can communicate the same message to isolated LGBT youth. Continue reading
I was delighted to learn that John had applied for the scholarship for Netroots Nation 2011; & I’m even more delighted to support his candidacy — both as a progressive blogger per se, and as a tremendous ally to LGBT Alaskans. Please vote for him!
Self-hatred — including, for many of us, internalized homophobia and transphobia — is the harm at the very center of us. Love others as you love yourself, but first: love yourself. Let no one convince you to do otherwise.
My review shows that there is clearly a lack of quantifiable evidence necessitating this ordinance. That’s what Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan stated on August 17, 2009 when he vetoed Anchorage Ordinance 2009-64, the Anchorage equal rights ordinance, which had been … Continue reading
Today the Alaska Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing testimony on Senate Bill 11, the the Alaska Hate Crimes Act, “An Act relating to the commission of a crime when the defendant directed the conduct constituting the crime at the victim … Continue reading
I haven’t been writing many posts on Henkimaa lately, but I have been (1) writing on Bent Alaska; (2) organizing my writing; (3) writing; (4) thinking about writing posts on Henkimaa.
A brief history of Alaska LGBT research studies and the Anchorage LGBT Discrimination Survey. Published originally as an op-ed in the Anchorage Press.
RT: @nprpolitics: Pentagon Study Dismisses Risk Of Openly Gay Troops http://n.pr/g01r1u #fb # WaPo profiles the two Pentagon authors of ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ report, which is being released today. http://wapo.st/fufJO2 #fb # Pentagon’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell report will … Continue reading
The Pentagon Working Group’s comprehensive report on gays/lesbians in the military and the possible repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell will be released today — and Lisa Murkowski’s feet still need to be held to the fire.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski didn’t exactly say she supported repeal of DADT. She just said she wouldn’t oppose it — so long as other conditions are met. But it’s something, at least. And there might just be enough votes to repeal DADT in December.