Articles in Stories from Our Lives
Sexuality, gender: it’s a lot more fluid than simply “straight” and “gay.” It’s the mask we wear to the world, the walls we put up and the image we care so much about that is the real Drag — and when we put it on, we are fabulous.
Addictions come in all shapes and forms. We can’t really limit addictions because truthfully, we as human beings can become addicted to almost anything — drugs, alcohol, self-harm, money, suicide, education, food, power, exercise, shopping, nicotine, caffeine, sex. As someone who has addictions, I know the effects it has on the person and those who love them.
“I was richly blessed with the opportunity to get to know Mya,” writes B.E., “and I am compelled to share her story, as I understood it, so that the messages and lessons of her life do not fade away.” B.E. shares her memories of Mya Dale, in a eulogy which will be publicly read on B.E.’s behalf at the Fairview Block Party on Saturday, July 21.
Life is about more than just surviving from day to day. “If I’m stuck on this earth,” writes Danny Ashton Earll, “I’m going to enjoy it as the man I was meant to be.”
Babies are such a blessing — but can we get away from our first question being, “is it a boy or a girl”?
What is a transman? Danny Ashton Earll, a new contributor to Bent Alaska, shares the story of his life and journey as a transgender man in Alaska — and also shares resources he compiled for transmen during his reign as the ICOAA’s Mister Gay Alaska 2011–2012.
Pride Foundation’s Tiffany McClain writes about former Juneau resident Patricia Van Kirk, whose contributions to lesbian arts and culture in Alaska and Washington have left a legacy that will continue to live on through the Patricia Van Kirk Scholarship fund.
Jason Ingram was a young adult Christian in Anchorage when he sought help in dealing with his same-sex attractions through Christian recovery groups and “ex-gay” ministries. He returns to Anchorage to tell his story on Friday, June 1 at Out North. Includes interview. An Alaska Pride Fest 2012 event.
Trevor Storrs will be the Grand Marshal for Anchorage’s 2012 Celebrating Diversity Parade, Alaska Pride Fest announced Saturday. The Celebrating Diversity Parade, to be held on Saturday, June 9, is part of Alaska Pride Fest 2012.
We present a selection of comments from the 268 LGBT respondents to the Anchorage LGBT Discrimination Survey: Final Report on employment, housing, and public services/accommodations discrimination in Anchorage.