The ACLU of Alaska is directing LGBTQ activists to flood the June 15 Mat-Su School Board meeting in opposition to a plan that would safeguard girls’ sports from biological males who claim to be female.

Most school board members appear to be on board with the proposal, which aims to maintain fairness in athletic opportunities for girls by ensuring that transgender biological males cannot compete in sporting events specifically designated for females.

Only two members of the public spoke about the proposal at the June 1 school board meeting when it was introduced – one in favor and one opposed. Since then, the issue has received widespread media coverage and tonight’s meeting is expected to have much more participation.

The proposal simply states that “sex-specific athletic teams or sports is necessary to maintain fairness in athletic opportunities for women,” while noting that there are “significant biological and physiological differences between males and females, including greater strength, speed, and endurance capabilities among males on average, provide a competitive advantage to male athletes in sports.”

In a June 14 message to LGBTQ activists, the ACLU claimed the policy would pose a mental burden because it was “anti-transgender” and “exclusionary.”

The policy would not bar students who claim to be transgender from participating in sports, but would require that they play on teams based on their biological sex rather than whatever sex they internally identify with.

Across the country, gender confused men are increasingly dominating female sports at both the high school and college levels. This has inspired efforts to limit girls’ athletics to biological females only.

“It is the intent of the School Board to preserve an even playing field in school athletic programs within the district, to maintain opportunities for female athletes to demonstrate their strength, skills, and athletic abilities, and to provide female athletes with opportunities to obtain recognition and accolades, college scholarships, and the numerous other long-term benefits that result from participating and competing in athletic endeavors,” the proposed policy change states.

If passed the new policy would apply to elementary, junior high and high schools students in Mat-Su schools.


— Click here to read the Mat-Su School Board’s proposed policy change.

— Click here to contact Mat-Su School Board members.

— Click here for information on how to participate in the June 15 Mat-Su School Board Meeting.

— To testify telephonically, speakers must sign up by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15. This can be done by emailing or calling the board administrative assistant,  or 907-746-9272.

— To watch the meeting live, go to

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TONIGHT: ACLU urges opposition to Mat-Su plan to keep males from dominating girls’ sports

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.


  • Neil DeWitt says:

    Finally a school board that sees the real problem and is willing to take action. I normally don’t see eye to eye with school boards but this time I’ll back them. Men need to compete with men and ladies with ladies. It’s the only fair way for women to be able compete on an even playing field! If a man thinks he is a woman it’s only fair to women he is on the men’s team. If he’s not good enough for that team, maybe they should start their own class and participate as a third party against their own peers!

  • Just me says:

    Re the school board meeting in Palmer – to voice your opinion by email, go to Matsu School board and find the list of board members with their email addresses OR call in by 3 pm to get on phone list to do phone comments. You must get on the list but need to be aware of what the process is. The school board website has the stream link so you can listen and learn where you are on the list to give your opinion – you will also be told where you are on the list when you call before 3 pm. Once on the list, they will send an email back to you around 4 pm with information!

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Please stand your ground against this work crowd you will be facing

  • Andy says:

    You are either born with balls or without balls, why is this so hard to comprehend??? There is something deeper going on here, its called paraphilia. It cannot be denied that those who support this do have a very serious issue. Our officials in office need to put a stop to this immediately, another thing that needs to be stopped immediately is the grooming of innocent children by exposure to “drag queens”, I am floored that the Anchorage assembly and the Native Heritage Center sponsor drag queen events for children, this is a crime against children. Our officials in office are not doing enough and those that are silent on the issue are the problem.

  • Diana Kuest says:

    Class action lawsuits, here they come!!!