By AlaskaWatchman.com

The Fairbanks School Board is set to vote on whether to encourage area schools to recognize LGBTQ history month.

A resolution for the Sept. 21 meeting aims to highlight the “numerous individuals in the LGBTQ community, globally, nationally, and locally” who have “made substantial contributions and accomplishments in our community.”

The proposed resolution affirms that the LGBTQ community is a “growing asset to the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District,” and that the district aims to foster student acknowledgement of the “history, culture and contributions of LGBTQ individuals, role models, and historical events from across the country and community.”

The resolution further claims that the school district “serves as a role model for inclusion, equity [and] protection” for the larger Fairbanks community. As such, the resolution aims to recognize LGBTQ history month to “expose the prejudice and discrimination that LGBTQ people face based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and to celebrate their diversity and accomplishments from a source of empowerment and engagement.”

If passed, the resolution would encourage schools throughout the district to promote LGBTQ history to students.

TAKING ACTION

  • Click here to read the resolution.
  • Public testimony may be provided either in-person or by Zoom. Those interested in testifying should send an email to schoolboard@k12northstar.org or call 452-2000, ext. 11400 by 4 p.m. the day of the meeting to sign-up. Those who have signed-up in advance through the board office, will be called upon first, and if time remains, anyone else who is in-person, will be invited to testify until the one-hour time limit has been reached. Testimony is limited to two minutes per person. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. on Sept. 21.

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Fairbanks school board to vote on whether to promote LGBTQ history, role models to students

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


20 Comments

  • Neil A DeWitt says:

    Not that I’m against them but tge kids don’t need to have this garbage thrown at them. If the kids are interested they can ask adults about it.

  • Jmk says:

    um no. People can be recognized because of their accomplishments without the world knowing their sexual orientation and behaviors. It is up to the parents when and how and what to say on this matter particularly because there are religious differences in this area. If kids ask, parents answer. If parents want to discuss, they bring it up.

  • Alyssa Cooper says:

    This sounds like an EXCELLENT addition to the curriculum. I look forward to seeing where it goes ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Vonda Sanders says:

    Leave it up to the parents. It is Not a excellent addition.

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    The entire lgbtq brainwashing is built on a lie. It is tragic. The lie that your sexual activity is an identity. It all centers around sexual activity. If a person has accomplished much, let their accomplishment stand on its own and be reflective of them as a person. Without focus on whom with, or how they engage in sex. Why should people be forced to focus on someone else’s sex life? I don’t parade around touting my personal sexual proclivities as my identity – because it isn’t my identity. And it’s private. This is all a very sick narcissistic lie that it just one more tool in the divisive efforts of the Marxist left.
    If my husband and I were still raising Kida they would be out of the public school system pronto. The economics of loosing the funding per student will have more impact than parents exhausting themselves at school board meetings. These people cannot see the truth in their darkness. Get your kids out, and put skin in the game getting people with common sense elected.

    • Elizabeth Henry says:

      Typo – ‘Kida’ should be ‘kids’

    • Sharon Turner says:

      The so called LBH*QT , etc. gang.. is not a community, but rather a narrow cabal of activists. I refuse to use the wonderful word “Gay” to mean Homosexual. Gay is a beautiful word like a spring day, a pretty flower, a dance , a light lyrical ethereal thing that sodomy does not evoke. PS LBHQT’s . Note that Marxist nations, any totalitarian governments absolutely do NOT tolerate your out of the closet* demeanors, clothing, actions or attitudes. NAMBLA also not accepted. Period !

  • Dino says:

    More like: voting on whether to destroy the minds of kids and promote the destruction of Western Civilization.

  • dalton stokes says:

    These ugly diseased perverts are a plague on society. They should be in an insane asylum. I truly hope they all took the vaccine.. how much more of these perverts can y’all take?? Taliban knows what to do with them

  • Steve Peterson says:

    I don’t want to know about your sexual orientation, because, hetero, homo, or in between, it is nothing to be proud of, especially when said orientation is an aberration. I hope parents continue to pull more and more kids out of the disaster that is now the public schools. They are indoctrination centers for the left and poor at accomplishing any real education.

  • Wisdom Cries in the Streets says:

    I continue to think it strange and inappropriate to promote one’s sexual activity as their identity. Not only do I find it odd but I also find it anti-biblical. I’m growing exceedingly uncomfortable that to teach a child that their identity is in Christ is somehow an imposition to others but to encourage children to identify publicly by the way they engage in sexual behavior is culturally praised as both brave and normal (those two things contradicting one another, of course. If it is brave then it is not common/normal, and if it is normal then it is not brave, but I digress).

    Yet, “the wisdom of this world is folly to God.” so, alas, through the lens of Scripture I am able to see that what the world may find praiseworthy is perhaps foolishness indeed.

  • Samadams says:

    So what does a person do: Walk into the classroom and say “Hi, I’m gay and I had sex with my boyfriend last night, and I also invented the _____..”. Why must we know about who you are sleeping with? What would happen if a hetero did that?

  • Jen says:

    Imagine children growing up as wicked as their parents example and inaction. That’s what one reason why Sodom and all the Jordan’s beautiful plain was destroyed. Not one righteous person, not even a righteous child could be found who could prevent God’s wrath destroy that once beautiful city and plain.
    The children should not decieved by Entainment that the Homosexual lifestyle is glamorous. It’s not. It is spoken by former homosexuals its lonely, dark, self hatred, and always looking over one’s shoulder at who is judging them. People will always judge them, homosexuals will never recieve the acceptance and love they want cause its outside of God’s design. What the LGBTQ corporation sell to these kids is All lies.

  • David Shoemaker says:

    I wonder how much time they will spend on this rather than the dangerous destruction of socialism and totalitarianism. Or how to even recognize it…

  • Nadine says:

    Good…by reading these comments you can see an education is needed, because bigotry and ignorance breed very easily.
    Example – Alan Turing who saved the ally nations by breaking the enigma code. Yet even for all he did for his country he was arrested for being gay and castrated for being who he was…because ignorant backwards people like those in this thread were afraid of different. His legacy was great your ignorance and bigotry not so much.

    • Michael says:

      Go away HOMO!

    • Evan S Singh says:

      This site provides me unfiltered understanding of Alaskans with whom I share very little. For example, at another story on Watchman, Jen writes, ““Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” He is the Rock of All ages. His kingdom will reign forever while all other kingdoms as the Native kingdoms pass away.” I understand her to be blinded by the whole christian god thing and cannot empathize with others. And Michael says, “Go away HOMO!” Well that speaks for itself.

      Those who willfully and aggressively deny evidence and the scientific method; those too selfish to contribute to the well-being of their community; those misled by improper understanding of government – they all have a home here.

  • Michael says:

    I identify as a sexual dinosaur,, does that count? Anyway,, parents that continue to send their children to these brainwashing and perverted institutions deserve everything they get.. SHAME ON YOU!

  • Jon and Ruth Ewig says:

    IHere in Fairbanks we are in a major push to get the Christians out to vote. The timing of this is suspicious. Perhaps meant to distract us from doing our work spreading the word. Please pray for us that our conservatives make it and the Christians will vote as a push back. Once they are in place. This bullying that more obviously started on us in 1990 with IMPRESSIONS curriculum the leftists on the board get their marching orders from the union bosses who are overrunning our country. The curriculum is brought in a submitted through the lesbians, feminists and homosexuals within the UAF and Human Rights Commission.. Similar resolutions has been submitted repeatedly. Hopefully, the makeup of a new board will interfere. This is being put out in different parts of the country to see which board will cooperate or cave.
    This is dual unholy alliance between the LBGTQ who want control and the labor unions who are after the money. That is why the combination has been over to take over without the Christians pushing back. We have voter guides being delivered to all of the churches in progress. Thank you for your voter information through your questionnaire. Once again please pray that the Christians will take part. In Christ United.
    Note: Many parents are choosing alternatives but still need to go and vote for what is in the district.

  • Summerstorm AK says:

    This is a parent job and has no business being in the schools. Just teach my student reading, writing, and math. I can do the rest as a parent. And if you keep adding this kind of junk to your curriculum, you deserve to have all parents remove their students from your district.

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