On June 7, the Anchorage Assembly unanimously voted to approve a resolution urging residents to actively celebrate and promote the practices and identities of the LGBTQ+ agenda during Pride month.

The Anchorage Assembly voted 9-0 at the June 7 meeting, urging city residents to actively celebrate and promote Pride Month events.

The 9-0 vote to approve included Assembly Members Jamie Allard, Randy Sulte and Kevin Cross who make up the conservative membership on the Assembly. They were joined by members who are generally considered far more liberal – Suzanne LaFrance, Christopher Constant, Forrest Dunbar, Kameron Perez-Verdia, Pete Peterson and Meg Zaletel. Members Felix Rivera and Austin Quinn-Davidson were absent.

The proposed resolution calls on Anchorage to celebrate the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York, which were marked by violent LGBTQ protesters after police raided a gay bar run by local mafia without a liquor license. The resolution also promotes a whole host of gay pride events around Anchorage.

Additionally, it heaps praise on the 2015 Anchorage law that added sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classifications that local businesses, non-profits and even religious groups must adhere to when running their entities. The city employed the law in 2018 to target the Downtown Hope Center, a faith-based battered women’s shelter that declined to let a man who identified as a transgender woman sleep in close quarters with females who have suffered physical and sexual abuse at the hands of men. The city ultimately settled with the shelter and payed $100,000 in legal fines. The law, however, is still on the books and enforcement looms for other groups that may hold similar traditional views about marriage and sexuality.

The newly passed resolution implores Anchorage residents to participate in a number of controversial events that promote the LGBTQ lifestyle, including occasions for children. It highlights “Pride-events” listed on the website of Identity Alaska, a radical LGBTQ activist group that has, in the past, organized Drag Queen performances at the Loussac Library for young children. While there are no youth targeted drag shows set for this year, Identity does list an all-ages LGBTQ drum circle at the Mountain View Library in which attendees are encouraged to dress in “Pride regalia” as they laugh and dance to LGBTQ themed drumming.

Other events listed on the website include adult drag shows, a LGBTQ block party with HIV testing and an after-party, a PrideFest celebration and a “Rainbow Run” to raise money for a group that promotes homosexuality and the LGBTQ lifestyle to Alaskan youth.

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Conservative Assembly members join vote urging Anchorage to celebrate LGBTQ events

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.


  • Johnny says:

    What about monkey pox? Isn’t the LGBTQ group mostly responsible for its spread? Masking, distancing and other protective measures should be a major theme going forward with any of their activities for the sake of public safety.

  • Terry says:

    Wow! I guess sexualization of children is now the new thing, and to be pushed by “Conservatives,” no less. That makes me no longer a Conservative.

  • vince says:

    If you don’t make strong statements and call out all evil associated with these deviants, you will not be able to reign this in.
    You’ll get called names; oh well. Think about your children’s future when it takes a state like Florida to use the governor’s seat to keep
    these groomers at bay. Which is to say, unless they are FORCED to stop sexually indoctrinating children and toddlers, this group absolutely will keep aiming at children. Again – you’ll need stronger words than “to each his / her / tranny’s own”. They are aiming at your children, for God’s sake.
    Now is not a time to be timid.

  • Theresa says:

    June is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
    Please prayerfully discern how you and your family will reclaim this month for Him.

  • Dave says:

    ISAIAH 5:20
    They say that what is right is wrong and what is wrong is right ; that black is white and white is black ; bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.
    Our world today

  • Buford Pusser says:

    REALLY, Jamie

  • Sidney says:

    Another sad day in Anchorage. Our conservative leaders are not Christian conservative. Homosexual behavior is a grave sin in the eyes of God and his Creation. No compromise with this or abortion. The Bible says that the people will rejoice when the righteous rule. Leaders! Consider your decisions in light of what the Word of God says. It is the only standard of Truth to base our decisions on. Grow some boldness. Trust God in what He says.

  • Frank says:

    No, It makes THEM “No Longer Conservative”

  • Theresa says:

    I believe it’s worth the time and effort to contact Allard, Sulte, and Cross and respectively speak the truth in charity. I’ve written to them and received replies from both Allard and Sulte.
    You may note that State Farm backed down from an effort to get inappropriate books into the hands of children after public outcry ( and that a drag Queen story hour in N Carolina was cancelled after residents found their voice:

    • Rsz says:

      What was Jamie’s defense? I didn’t attend the assembly mtg on Tuesday as I was in flight. Frankly, I’m shocked. What could have been her reasoning???

  • PS says:

    They will never be happy until everyone accepts them and actively promotes their agenda. But, people are finally waking up and getting tired of having something they disagree with shoved down their throats! I believe in treating everyone decently, but that does NOT mean that I have to agree with or accept their lifestyle!

    • Terry Stires says:

      Hey, I’m tired of Christians shoving their ideology down my throat. For example, the looming Toe v Wade pregnancy mandate.

  • Steve says:

    Interesting the Presidents get only one day of celebration, veteran one day also, and one day to remember those that gave their life for the country. But, gays, queers, and other misfits get a whole month?