The Anchorage Police Department published a controversial Facebook post earlier this month, lavishing praise on all things LGBTQIA+.

The post from Alaska’s largest police department has generated more than 200 comments, many expressing disappointment that the law enforcement agency is using its official social media channels to promote LGBTQ sexuality.

“As we join the LGBTQIA+ community in celebration this month, it is essential that we put emphasis on Love, Inclusivity & Beauty for all!,” the June 1 post gushes. “Not just this month but every day.”

The post goes on to urge residents to, “Find different ways to support, connect, learn, and celebrate with the LGBTQIA+ community locally.” It ends by directing readers to a LGBTQ website – – which lists myriad “Pride Month” activities, such as a “queer” camp, pride parade, and a so-called LGBTQIA2+ “family friendly event for ALL ages.”

The LGBTQ website also includes links to a whole host of “gender affirming” resources, including a local medical clinic that dispenses cross-sex hormones and puberty blockers for minors.

Aside from Anchorage, no other state, borough or city law enforcement agencies in Alaska appears to have used their official Facebook pages to promote LGBTQ Pride Month.


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Anchorage Police Dept. gushes over 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.