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According to the FBI, Alaska reported a single instance of alleged hate crime against a person who identified as transgender in 2020. Despite the fact that hate crime against Alaskans who identify as trans is nearly non-existent, the openly gay members of the Anchorage Assembly want to formally proclaim a citywide “Transgender Day of Remembrance.”

A resolution to this effect was submitted by Assembly members Christopher Constant, Felix Rivera and Austin Quinn-Davidson, all of whom identify aggressively work to advance the LGBTQ political agenda. The resolution is on the Nov. 23 Assembly agenda.

The purported aim of the resolution is to honor “the memory of transgender, nonbinary, and gender expansive people around the world whose lives have been lost to anti-trans violence.” According to the resolution, the remembrance day is also about raising awareness of the alleged prejudice and discrimination that transgender people face in their daily lives. It claims that nationwide 43 transgender people were murdered in 2021.

Critics say the declarations are intended to advance acceptance of the notion that men can become women and vice versa simply by proclaiming it so.

The resolution asserts that violence against trans black, indigenous and Latina women of color is a “rapidly escalating systemic and societal issue.”

In addition to dealing with violence, however, the resolution urges society to address homelessness, unemployment and health care barriers among those who identify as transgender. It concludes by stating, “we recognize and honor the bravery and resilience of Anchorage’s transgender and gender expansive community; our family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues who live, work, and play in Anchorage as their authentic selves.”

Proclamations about transgender days are not without controversy. Critics say these official declarations are intended to advance societal acceptance of the ultimately harmful notion that men can become women and vice versa simply by proclaiming it so.

President Joe Biden was a case in point. His Nov. 20 proclamation called for greater interventions across federal agencies to “advance equality for transgender people.”

He also took a veiled swipe at states with laws that protect faith-based organizations from having to promote LGBTQ sexual ideologies, as well as states that forbid powerful cross-sex hormones and surgeries for minors, most of whom eventually identify with their biological sex as they grow up.

“I continue to call on state leaders and lawmakers to combat the disturbing proliferation of discriminatory state legislation targeting transgender people, especially transgender children,” Biden stated. “As I have said before, these bills are nothing more than bullying disguised as legislation, they are un-American, and they endanger the safety and well-being of our children. I also continue to urge the Senate to swiftly pass the Equality Act so that all people are able to live free from fear and discrimination.”

The Equality Act has already passed in the U.S. House, and President Biden says it is one of his top domestic priorities. If passed by the Senate and signed into law, it would change the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include “gender identity and sexual orientation” among legally recognized “non-discrimination” classifications.

This would entail forcing religious employers and Christian schools to hire LGBTQ staff, pressuring churches to abandon or downplay Biblical teaching on human sexuality, allowing biological males to compete in women’s sports, punishing faith-based charities for upholding core religious beliefs about marriage, mandating that women’s shelters allow biological males to access female bathrooms and showers, banning religious adoption groups from refusing to place children with same-sex couples and forcing doctors to perform gender-reassignment surgeries and issue cross-sex hormones.


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Anchorage Assembly members call for agenda-driven trans ‘day of remembrance’

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Michael Totten says:

    Well they hate straight people so what’s the difference. Bunch of braindead idiots in anchorage

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Sick Evil People.
    God created Red,Yellow,Black and White.
    God created Man and Women
    End of story

    According to the resolution, the remembrance day is also about raising awareness of the alleged prejudice and discrimination that transgender people face in their daily lives.
    What about us NORMAL people being Judged about not wearing a Stupid diaper on our faces or getting the Stupid shot.
    You live your Sick Evil life and I’ll live my life.
    Stop trying to push your bull crap on myself and others.
    We need to agree to disagree.
    Stop all this Woke bull crap it’s madness, it’s tearing family’s apart.

  • John J. Otness says:


  • EscapedAnchorage says: No one cares what the assembly thinks. How about we remember holodomor, the killing fields, or the great leap forward instead? A lot more people were killed by communism in the 20th century that should be remembered.

  • AKY says:

    Ah, mental health awareness day.

  • jh says:

    Just curious, is there a Holocaust Remembrance Day remembering the six million Jews killed by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945?

  • Andy says:

    Glad to see the assembly still has the better interests of Anchorage in mind with, you know, homelessness and stuff going on.

  • Sally Pollen says:

    People with evil and perverted agendas and ideologies always try to make their positions known and accepted; it is up to those of us who understand natural law and universally accepted common sense to prevent those agendas from taking over. I didn’t say prevent those people from living how they personally feel to live, but from making their unGodly ways the laws of the land. We have neglected our duty and have some catching up to do.

  • Common Peasant says:

    I know many trans people. A few of which are friends of mine. Yes, some live with some serious mental health issues, but not all of them. None of them are victims of anyone other than themselves and maybe some close relatives (ie, abusive parents). Certainly not victims to a ‘group of haters’. This city is quite tolerant of the strange folk, including full on schizophrenics. This city does NOT have groups of people who oppress trans. That is an illusion that keeps people in a state of anger and aggression.
    This whole social justice movement is just for politicians to gain votes. What many folks in this world need is healing, not more empty promises and ‘days of remembrance’. Get real.

  • Theresa says:

    I think more and more people identify as LGBT as the days go by: Let’s Go Brandon Trump.

  • Tackle Box says:

    Rememberance? Oooh I get it,to remember that they are not the sex they pretend to be.

  • CD says:

    I wrote the 3 assembly members who are pushing this but I’ll be honest I get nervous around these folks because they can be pretty nasty. Look at what happened to Rev. Jerry Prevo.

  • Fat Albert says:

    Dear assembly. You will never get your “Godless Utopia” to so desperately seek. However you will find your satanic angle, and it wont be pleasant. Its not too late to save yourselves, so go find the truth while you still can.

  • Craig says:

    The total percentage of lgbta and whatever other letters they can come up with in America is approximately 4. 4%! Why are we letting any group that small dominate society or make/change policy? Live your life anyway you want, it’s not my job to judge. Just don’t try to change my world because you’ve decided to change yours.

  • Murry says:

    Am I correct in stating that the citizens of Anchorage cannot keep the drag queens out of our public library? If so I hold out little hope of squelching a public day of remembrance for sexual/physical deviancy.

  • ML says:

    AKY, you nailed it! Personally, I do not want to promote the idea that a man can be a woman and vise versa. I’m just old fashion that way! You know, the lost art of common sense.

  • hj says:

    We should never forget to honor “Patriots Day”, when the United States was attacked on September 11, 2001. An estimated total of 3,000 innocent people that were murdered by Iraq’s Bin Laden’s Islam Al-Qaida terrorist group!
    Nineteen (19) terrorists, that were living in the United States, hijacked four commercial jet liners and flew them into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, bringing both towers down, the terrorist deliberately crashed an airliner into the Pentagon, possibly heading for the White House, and crashed a plane in Pennsylvania, that was headed for California.
    People panicking, running in the streets, people trying to get out of the burning buildings, running for their life, people jumping out of the burning twin towers as they come crashing down, drivers running red lights, people desperately trying to get their children from schools, people scattering all over the city, screaming, sirens from fire engines, police patrols, ambulances. The people could not get out of the city. (8 million people lived there in 2001)
    It was horrifying to watch! It felt like the whole world stopped.
    Unfortunately, technology has allowed the spread of lying, alloying misinformation and falsified information LIKE CRITICAL RACE THEORY, and an alarming number of conspiracy theory believers regarding the TERRORIST ATTACK AGAINST AMERICA ON September 11, 2001,
    20 years ago. The need for EDUCATION of that day on September 11, 2001, when the United States was attacked is so very vital.
    Go visit Ground Zero and the Memorial Glade in New York and then tell me how and what you felt??
    Don’t think for a moment it could not happen again!