The next Anchorage Assembly meeting lands on June 6, the 79th anniversary of D-Day. But unlike many other cities around the country, there will be no special resolutions honoring the 4,414 Americans who died as they and fellow Allied soldiers stormed the shores of Normandy to battle Nazi forces in the quest to liberate Europe from a menacing tyranny.

There will be no official proclamations honoring the heroic men, including English and Canadian fighters, who waged the largest amphibious invasion in the history of warfare to repel the Nazis out of Western Europe and turn the tide of World War II for good.

Instead, the Assembly plans to use its June 6 meeting to officially recognize June as “Pride Month.” A formal resolution will be read aloud, lavishing praise on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who staged the violent 1969 Stonewall Riots against New York City police. It will also laud the “brave pioneers” who organized Anchorage’s first LGBTQ demonstration in 1970.

The proclamation asserts that “Anchorage’s LGBTQIA2S+ community is America’s story” and “an integral part of our long, ongoing struggle to realize the American promise of equality under the law and equality of opportunity in our society, while protecting and guaranteeing privacy rights.”

In addition to imploring residents to participate in various public celebrations of alternative sexuality and gender identity, the Assembly also issued a resolution proclaiming June 6 as “Secure Your Load” safety day, in which citizens are urged to make sure they tie down garbage and other items, so debris does not fall and scatter along the roadway.

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Anchorage Assembly set to ignore D-Day while proclaiming June as LGBTQ ‘Pride Month’

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.


  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Rewriting history. I am sure O’biden is proud of the Anchorage Assembly!

  • Gabriel says:

    Wow! Joel may have sank to a new low in proving he has absolutely no journalistic integrity. Its heartbreaking and appalling to hear him characterize the Stonewall riots that way. What a enormous lie, acting like they were in the wrong because they defended themselves against cops that were beating them and dragging them out into the streets for no crime other than existing. I get now why Joel earns no awards from reputable groups. They all know he is a flat out liar. It seems his hatred of lgbt is so great that he is fine spitting in Gods face just to lie about lgbt people.

    • Aunt Sally says:

      Get back in your closet and stay away from kids, groomer.

      • Catholics love kids says:

        I agree pedo priests should stay away from children, too bad people like you keep defending them.

    • Elizabeth Henry says:

      What lies did he proclaim? I see no lies in the article. He is basically pointing out deficiencies in the assembly meeting agenda that are pretty glaring. Nothing he has said has any connection to the Stonewall Riots. He is referring to D Day. Do you actually believe D Day should be ignored? Do you even know what D Day was? I am sorry you have bought the ultimate lie – not from Joel, but from satan himself and that your belief in the freedom of depravity is perfectly ok. Well, it is not, and you will eventually be faced with that truth. Hating sin is NOT hating the sinner. We are all sinners. Living a gay lifestyle is indeed a damaging sin and should not be celebrated. Celebrating it is actually cruelty equivalent to encouraging an anorexic to diet. But alas, go ahead and believe your own lies, comforting yourself by pointing fingers at people trying to uphold truth.

    • Tamra Nygaard says:

      Oh, Gabe. The law is the law, and it was back then, too. A bunch of perverts pretending all is normal is nonsense, and you know it. Now they are coming for the kids, and that’s not normal, either. The Stonewall riots were a bunch of freaks who objected to being treated as they should have been. They busted some heads and then half of them died of AIDS. Hardly the fine upstanding moment of freedom in history you are proclaiming. Existing is one thing, flouncing about making fun of women is another. You want to be a freak? You are free to do so. Just don’t be all hurt because everyone else treats you like a freak, okay?

      • Proud Alaskan says:

        There all a bunch of freaks

      • Gabe says:

        Oh hunty! Your hateful words mark your soul to burn in the pit. I feel sorry for you that Satan has claimed you.

        The law gave men ownership of other humans too. Are you saying that was right too because it was the law? You guys are always complaining about police being tyrants and infringing on peoples rights. But you are a hypocrite because you are fine if its happening to people you hate. And you even delight in lgbt people dying of AIDS. Such an evil, hateful soul you have. I wonder which of your parents abused you that it broke you this badly.

    • Tamra Nygaard says:

      So, Gabe, project much? At what point in any comment I made did I declare that I hate anyone? However, your self-hate is apparent in every sentence you wrote in response. I’m sorry you live in such cognitive dissonance, knowing that your lifestyle choices are wrong but unable to take the first step to end it, and lashing out against those who would be most instrumental in helping you live in the light of love. Get help or continue to wallow in the self-pity hole in which you currently reside. And yes, I am praying for you, but not for your continued depravity. Christian charity does not abide in confirming sinners in their sins.

      • Clark says:

        You ooze hatred with pretty much every post. I only hope some day you see the err of your ways. Someone you know and love is gay. You just don’t know because people sense your predatory feelings. So they protect themselves from you.

    • Nunya says:

      You emotion-based non-arguments out you for being indoctrinated and of low intelligence.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    The Anchorage Assembly is purposely going to ignore D Day in order to rile up Conservatives, Christians and any Humanity-loving people. Stick a nasty thing out front and push it to see what kind of reaction they will get. The Anchorage Assembly seems to have more power than any other group in the MOA – how is that?

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Is the comment flagging app a Google app or is it on the Alaska Watchman website? Just curious because I am noticing a pattern here and wanted to ask.

  • Eva says:

    How long do we pretend that the world is a safe place, and we can bicker with each other over things like, what kind of sexuality I identify with today, and whether or not my neighbor likes what I do?
    Please, wake up you people. There are REAL ENEMIES out there, and if we do not get in shape to prepare to fight them, it won’t matter what we keep our boring lives busy with. The Spartans knew a little something about training, not that I would encourage that kind of style, but in all seriousness, if we do not get together and fight the real enemies, it will be too late, and you will be learning to speak Chinese or Russian.

    • Tamra Nygaard says:

      Eva, if you don’t believe that Satan is a real enemy, you are missing the forest for the trees. Whether the Chinese or Russians or whomever this week’s boogey man is, are going to oppress us, know that they are agents of Satan, the same one who confuses people about what their God-given bodies were made for. If you wish to fight enemies, start with those you can do something about. Pray, and pray some more. Root out evil before it spreads, save sinners from their sins, and of course, start at home with a good long look in the mirror. Pray for forgiveness for we all sin, and pray for strength. I can’t bomb China, nor would I want to, but I can work miracles with His help.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    This video has some shocking revelations in it from a former employee. Scary that our world is being dummed down into accepting what is going on and what is happening all around the world.

    • Nunya says:

      Well, if it weren’t for D-day there wouldn’t be a pride month or any of these sick things going on. I wonder how many soldiers, knowing what world resulted from their invasion of Europe and the subsequent victory of liberalism, would have boarded the landing craft at all. Every year, it seems more and more like D-day was a mistake.

  • Dalton says:

    just as fast as the United States turned to debauchery and wickedness, Russia has been turning to God. you don’t know this because you’ve been watching TV news. if Russia comes here they will be seen as liberators.

  • Johnny says:

    Well while they’re at it lets just lump BLM, Pedo’s, China and socialists into their mix too, no sense leaving them out since they all are working together anyways, right? Seriously, it cant be denied, they are all together in their vulgar actions, It’s really shameful they use “freedom” in an attempt to justify perversion.

  • J says:

    Every society has its heroes – our heroes are no longer the thousands of courageous warriors who poured out their blood to smash the despotism of Hitler and promote the beauty of liberty. The men who charged into the fray, unflinching before the awful power of the Nazi war machine and standing as a bulwark of masculine virtue are no longer the standard that we as a nation strive to aspire to . That would be ridiculous. No, let’s celebrate the true courage that is inherent to the essence of sexual stimulation and the beauty prerequisite to the indulgence of depraved carnal pleasure.

    • Lucinda says:

      It’s easy to choose when you’re only presented with two extreme choices. Thanks Joel for advancing community division

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        I noticed that the left is talking up the “division” thing again. Distraction and division – two of Lucinda’s marching orders that she must carry out.

  • John J Otness says:

    Nothing new under the sun… the new Sodom and Gomorrah.

  • Smilee says:

    Wow! What a slap in the face to our Vets!

  • Smilee says:

    What a slap in the face to our Vets!

  • Mark says:

    Good job Joel, In your face Anchorage Assembly.

  • Nunya says:

    Well, if it weren’t for D-day there wouldn’t be a pride month or any of these sick things going on. I wonder how many soldiers, knowing what world resulted from their invasion of Europe and the subsequent victory of liberalism, would have boarded the landing craft at all. Every year, it seems more and more like D-day was a mistake.

  • jon says:

    June is Pride Month, no doubt about it. However, they should recognize DDay as well.

  • John says:

    Maybe the mayor and/or Governor will issue a proclamation recognizing the valor and sacrifices made for freedom on that date.

  • Bob says:

    The Assembly doesn’t care about the sacrifices that were made for freedom. They wouldn’t mind if they were speaking German now either. These are socialists that have no stake in anything but the far left. They are totally ignorant.

  • Bob says:

    They should call June ‘pervert month’.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Just saw this video talking about Blackrock saying that they have to force change. We need to resist and uphold God Almighty’s Word and commandments.

  • Steve says:

    Sickness and Evil runs ramped in our country. Something truer now than ever, I learned in High School; “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country”.