Tag Archives: Identity Reports
A brief history of Alaska LGBT research studies and the Anchorage LGBT Discrimination Survey. Published originally as an op-ed in the Anchorage Press. Continue reading
The Alaska LGBT Community Survey will be a statewide survey of Alaska’s gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual populace. We aim to have at least initial results of our survey by April 2011.
Not quite ALL about my 2009, because that would take a year to write. This only took several hours.
Today’s the day that Mayor Dan Sullivan is expected to announce whether or not he’ll veto the Anchorage equal rights ordinance AO 2009-64 passed last Tuesday by the Anchorage Assembly. Here’s the letter I sent him urging him to let … Continue reading
This is a slightly revised version of a page I just put up to give Identity Reports and One in Ten a permanent front page presence on my blog. In the 1980s, the nonprofit organization Identity, Inc. conducted two major … Continue reading
Over the past couple of weeks, Bent Alaska has been publishing some of the testimony of people who testified to the Anchorage Assembly in favor of the Anchorage equal rights ordinance AO 2009-64, which if passed will grant equal protection … Continue reading
Kelley testimony 2: Oncale Supreme Court decision on workplace sexual harassment does not protect LGBTs from discrimination
The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc., 523 U.S. 75 (1998) was offered by one speaker in July 21 Assembly testimony as proof that existing law already exists to protect LGBT people from unfair discrimination. But, as attorney and UAA professor Pamela Kelley writes, Oncale’s application is very narrow: to sexual harassment between members of the same sex (regardless of sexual orientation) in the workplace.
I will be testifying about these studies at tonight’s Anchorage Assembly meeting. They are are online by following this link: http://www.henkimaa.com/identity/. Update (6/17/09) I’ve turned this into a “sticky post” so it’ll stay on top for awhile, to make it … Continue reading
You’ve heard about them — or maybe you haven’t — but now you have. Anyway: now they’re online! As I wrote in my June 2 letter to the Anchorage Assembly: It’s been pointed out that the government maintains no statistics … Continue reading
My letter to the Anchorage Municipal Assembly and Acting Mayor Matt Claman in support of the Anchorage equal rights ordinance, which would add “sexual orientation” and “veteran status” to those classes already included in Title V, Anchorage’s equal rights code.