Articles in University of Alaska
Pariah, a critically acclaimed film about a 17-year-old African-American woman embracing her lesbian identity, will screen at UAA on Friday, November 2, and will be followed by a discussion on acceptance in honor of Mya Dale. The event is free and open to the public.
The meaning of Mya Dale’s death is one thing, the meaning of her life is another. Let’s put suicide in its place, but let’s also honor and celebrate the life of a beautiful and remarkable person. A memorial service will take place this Friday, June 29: wear orange.
We lost one of our beautiful young ones two days ago. Mya Dale died Wednesday morning, June 20. We extend our heartfelt condolences to her family, friends, classmates, and all she touched in our community.
Not everything began with Stonewall. On These Shoulders We Stand is an illuminating historical account of early gay life and activism in Los Angeles told by the people who lived it. For those of us who supported Prop 5, this film provides perspective and inspiration. The film will be followed by a conversation with the filmmaker, Glenne McElhinney, and local activists. Three showings during Pride Week in Anchorage on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 5–6.
Alaska Pride Fest in Anchorage this year is June 2–10, and its time to get ready. Join The Family, UAA’s LGBTQA club: come this Friday and make a tie-dye shirt to wear at Pride!
Day of Silence in protest of the bullying and silencing of LGBT students and their allies is being observed on Friday, April 20, in high schools and colleges throughout the nation — including, in Alaska, UAF and UAA.
University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) observes SafeZone Celebration Week on from April 12 through 20, with a host of SafeZone activities on the UAA campus and at University Center in midtown Anchorage.
Fairbanksers are holding a fundraiser for the equal rights of their fellow Alaskans 360 miles south this Thursday, March 1 at the Pub in UAF’s Wood Center . The fundraiser, for One Anchorage, will feature a night of live music from local Fairbanks talent, and a dessert auction of donated baked goodies.
Being Gay and Black: A Discussion of Intersecting Identities is an open discussion of the intersecting identities between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and black individuals.
Stand-up comedian Paula Poundstone visited Fairbanks last August with the cast and crew of NPR’s news quiz show, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! She liked it so well that she’s coming back to Alaska in March, with shows in Juneau (March 15), Anchorage (March 16), and Fairbanks (March 17).