James L. Crump is the man who was accidentally killed in the first minutes of the Anchorage Pride parade last Saturday morning. I didn’t know him, but I’m writing quite a lot about him: his death has been shaking the … Continue reading
A slideshow of photos from Alaska Pride Fest 2011, held in Anchorage, AK on June 25, 2011.
Crossposted at Bent Alaska My first Pride in Anchorage, just short of a year after I first arrived in Alaska, was in June 1983. This was my second Pride march overall — my first had been in Boston in 1981, … Continue reading
Photos and slideshow from this year’s PrideFest march and picnic in Anchorage.
Not quite ALL about my 2009, because that would take a year to write. This only took several hours.
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Wishing my newfound blogger friends John Aronno & Heather James (of Alaska Commons & SOSAnchorage.net, respectively) a happy wedding.
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I was offline most of — well, now I’ll say yesterday, Saturday, it now being early in the AM of Sunday the 14th. Saturday was the kick-off of this year’s PrideFest in Anchorage — the annual women’s show called Celebration … Continue reading
Which Anchorage churches did the Phelpists picket during PrideFest 2003, & which not, & why?
Why did Westboro Baptist Church, famous for their website “godhatesfags.com,” picket Anchorage Baptist Temple — famous in Anchorage as the very center of antigay attitudes in Alaska?
A brief history of the annual Pride parade in Anchorage from 1983, in which there were 19 marchers, to 2001, in which there were two to three thousand. Can the followers of Fred Phelps wreck that? Don’t think so.