Visitors, new residents and even long-time Alaskans want to know where they can find GLBT Alaska. Here is the resource list for Alaska’s GLBT organizations, groups and publications with their current web links or email contacts.
Organizations (in alphabetical order):
- Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association (4 As) — provides supportive services to persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families, and works to eliminate the transmission of HIV infection and its stigma. Includes Power-On Alaska, Get It On, a quarterly newsletter and the Adam & Steve young men’s group.
- Alaskans Together for Equality — formed in 2007 to fight the anti-gay advisory vote, Alaskans Together is now a permanent statewide organization that advocates for LGBT equality in Alaska.
- Equality Works — a coalition working to protect Anchorage residents from discrimination and harassment.
- GLSEN & GSA — the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network has an Anchorage chapter, and the Gay Straight Alliance has student clubs in Anchorage, Juneau and Fairbanks.
- The Imperial Court of All Alaska (ICOAA) — raises money for scholarships and community non-profits through participation in fundraising events, benefits, titleholder balls and other functions.
- Interior AIDS Association (IAA) — a nonprofit organization in Fairbanks that provides HIV-related prevention, case management, and other support services.
- Identity — Identity’s programs include a statewide Helpline, the NorthVIEW quarterly newsletter, Anchorage PrideFest, the Pride Conference, the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Anchorage (GLCCA), the Identity Advocacy Program, and support for local youth programs.
- Mat-Su LGBT Community Center — A new Center opened in Palmer, with social groups, a blog and a library.
- Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) of Anchorage — an Inclusive Church: Proud, Courageous and Loving.
- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) has chapters in Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, and Homer.
- Radical Arts for Women (RAW) presents Celebration of Change, a short story contest, and scholarships for women in the arts.
- Southeast Alaska Gay and Lesbian Alliance (SEAGLA) provides a supportive social network for GLBT people in Southeast Alaska.
- The Last Frontier Men’s Club (TLFMC) is a non-profit social club that provides bears, leathermen, cowboys, their respective admirers, and other masculine Alaskan gay and bisexual men with the opportunity to meet socially.
- AK Community – an informal youth and family group with a discussion forum.
- Alaska Women Write – women’s writing workshop, Thursdays 6-8 p.m. Immanual Presbyterian Church
- Anchorage FrontRunners – Anchorage GLBT walking/running club affiliated with International Front Runners, meets May-Oct, Monday nights at 6 p.m. for a run/walk on the Coastal Trail.
- Anchorage LGBT Meetup Group – meet with other members and supporters of your local LGBT community.
- Juneau Pride Chorus – The Women’s Chorus is affiliated with Juneau PFLAG, and rehearses weekly from late summer through their spring concert in May.
- Men of Alaska – a social Meetup group for gay men in and around Anchorage.
- Trans Alaska Pipeline - the official site for the Transgendered Alaskans’ Social Group and source for information and support for TransPeople everywhere.
- Transgender Support Group – Sundays 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the GLCCA.
- Alaska GLBT News – statewide email newsletter with news, announcements and upcoming events.
- Bent Alaska – blog for GLBT News and Events with a Local Alaskan Bent.
- Grrlzlist – Anchorage women’s email newsletter with news, announcements, ads and upcoming events.
- Naked Ptarmigan – creative writing journal.
- NEWS – Sara’s emails of current local, national and international LGBT news briefs.
- Quarterly newsletters – 4 A’s and Identity (linked above) print quarterly newsletters.
- Yahoo! Groups – AnchoragePride, fairbankspride and matsulgbtcc, and some organizations have members-only groups.
- Facebook – several of the organizations have Facebook pages.
Have we missed anything?
Updated as of 4 Jun 2008