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Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s parental rights bill is set for what should be another round of contentious testimony on Monday, April 24, in the House Education Committee.

Major hardline leftist groups like Planned Parenthood, ACLU, Identity and others have marshaled their collective resources and contacts to flood the previous two hearing with LGBTQ activists who claim House Bill 105 undermines the alleged “right” of transgender students to conceal their preferred sexual identity from parents.

A sizable number of public-school educators have also come out against the bill, claiming that teachers should have the ability to keep parents in the dark regarding a student’s gender expression in school. If passed, the bill would bar school districts, such as Anchorage, from hiding a child’s sexual identity or personal pronoun preferences from parents.

The legislation requires parental notification and permission before educators discuss sexual matters – including gender identity – with students. It also stipulates that schools get written permission from parents before changing the name or pronouns they use in referring to a child, and it bars schools from selectively withholding information about a child’s health information from parents or guardians unless a “reasonably prudent” person would believe that disclosure of the information would lead to child abuse or neglect.  Finally, the bill looks to safeguard a student’s right to privacy by requiring schools to designate separate bathrooms and locker rooms based on biological sex.


The hearing on HB 105 begins at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 24, in the House Education Committee. Testifiers should try to call 15 minutes before the hearing to be added to the queue. When it is time to testify, you will be called upon.

— Anchorage: (907) 563-9085

— Juneau: (907) 586-9085

— Fairbanks: (844) 586-9085

— All other locations: (844) 586-9085

— Those who cannot afford to wait on the phone to testify can send a message to the House Education Committee by emailing all members at

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Another round of public testimony set for Alaska parental rights bill

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.


  • DaveMaxwell says:

    It’s a waste of time! Dunleavy is too stupid to figure out how to enforce if it becomes law!

  • BackcountryBoy says:

    At this point, I’m pretty sure that the parents that send their kids to public school don’t much care about “educators discuss[ing] sexual matters” with their kids. Otherwise, they wouldn’t send them to public school.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Thank you for the information Joel. I hope that our local video guy will be live-streaming this for people to watch.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Please, take your kids out of these woke, evil, not God fearing schools

  • CD says:

    Its time to privatize schools. No more public funding. They are taking my tax money and using it to indoctrinate instead of educate. Look at how they are calling on college students to have a walk out day in FL because of the stance that the FL Governor and legislature are taking. The kids are being turned into political activists for the woke progressives (old name: communists).

  • Shelia says:

    If the “silent majority” doesn’t show up, they only surrender the schools and everything else to the woke activists. This may be their last chance. It’s the old tale: Put up or shut up. Time to stand up for your beliefs. If you don’t, do NOT blame the governor, blame yourselves for letting these woke activists command the day through shear noise and misbehavior.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    I’m not an elected official! Quit excusing the governor for his incompetent actions!