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Anchorage, Alaska in Final Push Toward LGBT Anti-Discrimination Law

Dan Savage alerts us to a situation in Anchorage, Alaska, where they are trying to pass an equal rights initative on the ballot. protections they've been fighting for for 35 years.

AnchorageRead Dan's whole post about it here.

He writes:

To combat the inevitable, last-minute anti-gay/anti-trans hate campaign, One Anchorage is raising money to get television ads on the air up here in the last weeks of the campaign. They're asking people to consider donating $35—one dollar for each year that Anchorage has been fighting for equality and basic civil rights protections. (There are no limits on campaign donations for initiatives up here, so if you're moved to donate $350 or $3500 or $3,500,000, please don't hesitate.) There's also the 35/35/35 Club: Ask 35 friends to donate $35 each. You can set up your own page at One Anchorage and you'll get a fundraising thermometer of your very own!

We scored major victories in California and Washington state this week. But the LGBT community in Anchorage is still struggling to achieve the most basic civil rights protections.

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  1. Thanks, Towleroad! Dan Savage was at University of Alaska Anchorage for his third visit with Savage Love Live, & he also too part in a One Anchorage fundraiser. He told us last night that his blog post had already raised $3K for One Anchorage — but keep it coming!

    I'm the editor of the Alaska LGBT blog Bent Alaska, where I wrote a piece yesterday with further detail on what Dan said about "religious exemptions" in the initiative we'll be voting on April 3. http://www.bentalaska.com/2012/02/dan-savage-speaks-out-for-one-anchorage/

    Posted by: Mel Green | Feb 10, 2012 5:36:56 PM


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