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Marriage equality is on the ballot tomorrow in four states; Catholics for Marriage Equality in Washington State; presidential election; and other recent LGBTQ news selected by Sara Boesser in Juneau, Alaska, with additional info from Bent Alaska.
When it comes to marriage equality, it’s no contest between Obama and Romney; a landmark decision on DOMA by the Third Circuit; and other recent LGBTQ news selected by Sara Boesser in Juneau, Alaska, with additional info from Bent Alaska.
The very real consequences of DADT repeal; seeking survivor benefits for same-sex partner of Alaska shooting victim; waiting on SCOTUS decision about whether it will hear Prop 8 case; and other recent LGBTQ news selected by Sara Boesser in Juneau, Alaska.
On October 29, 2011, Kerry Fadely was murdered at her workplace, the Millenium Alaskan Hotel in Anchorage. Today, Lambda Legal filed a legal challenge seeking survivor benefits for Kerry’s partner of 10 years, Debbie Harris.
Brig. Gen. Tammy S. Smith becomes the first openly gay officer of flag rank in U.S. military, California Senate votes to make “ex-gay” therapy illegal for use with minor children; our community’s changing alphabet soup; and other recent LGBTQ news selected by Sara Boesser in Juneau, Alaska.
Mitt Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan: just as antigay; “Matrix” co-director Lana Wachowski (formerly “Larry”) comes out publicly as transgender; unethical off-label medical attempt to and other recent LGBTQ news selected by Sara Boesser in Juneau, Alaska.
Gay Olympians aren’t neccessarily out Olympians; the legacy of astronaut Sally Ride; transgender people protected under Affordable Care Act; antigay Bryan Fischer advocates “underground railroad” to kidnap children of gay parents; and other recent LGBTQ news selected by Sara Boesser in Juneau, Alaska.
“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.
In August 2011, court documents in the divorce of Allen Prevo, son of Anchorage Baptist Temple pastor Jerry Prevo, raised questions about the actual ownership of certain ABT properties benefiting from religious property tax exemptions. Now, nearly a year later, Municipality of Anchorage tax assessor Marty McGee has ruled that $61,000 in back taxes are owed on two of those properties. ABT pastor Jerry Prevo is already marshaling his arguments. What will they be? Chances are, they’ll include an unhealthy, high-sodium serving of red herring.
Please join us for a brief vigil in Anchorage this Sunday, July 1 at the new Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial on the Park Strip at 5:00 PM for Mary Kristene Chapa (18) and Mollie Judith Olgin (19), who were shot and left for dead last Friday in Portland, Texas. Olgin died; Chapa underwent surgery and is in the hospital. The two women had been in a relationship for five months.