The City and Borough of Juneau plans to host its first-ever “Transgender Town Hall” in September. Spearheaded by the city’s Human Rights Commission, the effort as part of a wider “Community Engagement Project,” which aims to identify and root out alleged “sources of tension, practices of discrimination, hate crimes and acts of prejudice.” The Human Rights Commission was awarded $5,000 to develop a multi-faceted strategy which must be approved by the Juneau Assembly.

The Sept. 28 Transgender Town Hall will be one of the first offerings. It will feature controversial activist Aidan Key, a biological woman who has undergone the surgical removal of her breasts, while taking cross-sex hormones in order to appear as a bearded man.

Key will be charged with guiding Juneau in a discussion surrounding transgender issues. Key’s work includes developing policies and procedures that schools can implement to affirm gender-confused children who believe they were born into the wrong body. Key’s activism also entails working with schools to develop policies which allow students to enter and use whichever bathrooms or locker rooms they feel best matches their preferred gender identity. Additionally, key has helped schools enact protocols to keep a student’s gender identity private. Key’s fixation on trans children includes writing books and holding conferences aimed at mainstreaming so-called “gender transitions.”

While Juneau recently received a perfect 100% score from the nation’s leading LGBTQ activist group – The Human Rights Campaign – the Juneau Human Rights Commission wants the borough to go even further with its LGBTQ agenda.

The commission is currently finalizing a proposal for the Assembly, asking it to create a policy that requires the city and borough to only contract with business that affirm and facilitate LGBTQ identities.

Additionally, the Human Rights Commission wants the borough to create a program to encourage the recruitment of municipal workers who identify as LGBTQ. It is also asking the local government to develop legislation broadly outlawing so-called LGBTQ discrimination while empowering the commission to investigate alleged violators.


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Juneau planning a publicly funded ‘Transgender Town Hall’

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.


  • Tamra Nygaard says:

    How many people in Juneau actually believe they are transgendered? This is an idiotic use of taxpayer funds.

  • Clark says:

    Tamra, so you think discrimination is OK as long ad its only against a minority? That is called Tyranny of the Majority.

    This is a great idea for a trans town hall! You guys should go and listen to the speakers. You might learn something about diversity and the Christian demand of loving thy neighbor.

    • Jen says:

      Just because one I meet is a gossip doesn’t mean he should be my friend since they are gossip. We ought to not hang with others still hardened by their sin since he is a simpler babbler and slanderer. Clark you use verses out of its context. You still don’t know what means to love our neighbor as self. The word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. It is a weapon we have to know and be careful how we use it.

    • Tamra Nygaard says:

      Oh Clark, please list the discrimination that occurs. What rights have been denied to anyone who calls themself “trans?” Christian love means wanting the highest and best for your neighbor. That means we want them to get to heaven. Christian love does not mean affirming people in their sins, to the detriment of their immortal souls. Before you start flinging accusations about, perhaps you should learn what Christians believe and then figure out what rights are actually infringed. Facts please, and keep you emotions in check.

    • Aunt Sally says:

      Nobody normal wants to be anywhere near you, your warped thinking, your disgusting behavior, and the horrible diseases you types carry and spread, Clark. Why is that so difficult for you to understand?

      • Clark says:

        Thanks for your concern Aunt Salty. But I don’t have any diseases. At least not the kind you are implying.

        Can you name 1 disease thats unique to lgbt people? If we are disgusting, then so are straight people whom have all the same kinds of sex we do and carry the vast majority of all diseases. Your logic is flawed.

        I’m not sorry you don’t want to be around gay people. They don’t want hateful bigots like you around either. You‘re ilk are a threat to all thats good in the world. Tamra…what discrimination? Seriously? Lol. You didn’t notice the attempts to ban trans people from using the restroom and the locker rooms? You didnt see the attempted ban on trans kids playing sports? You didn’t notice multiple states taking away trans people’s right to determine their own health care? Which btw, also strips PARENTS of their rights to control what happens to their children. Conservatives used to care about preserving rights. Now they just crave power and control at the expense of anyone else’s rights but their own.

      • Aunt Sally says:

        You serious, Clark? Your group is plagued with and spread AIDS, gonorrhea, syphilis, shigellosis, salmonellosis, giardiasis, amebiasis, proctitis, herpes, chlamydia, HPV, hepatitis, “gay bowel syndrome”, meningococcal disease, and entamoeba histolytica at rates staggeringly higher than normal people do.
        You also kill yourselves and abuse drugs far more commonly.
        Moreover, your hysterical and tawdry effort to paint me as a “hateful bigot” is almost laughable.
        Your parents and every one of your normal ancestors were “hateful bigots” by the standard you’re ineffectually trying to apply to me.

    • Tamra Nygaard says:

      Clark, men have no right to use the women’s toilet. Men have no right to violate the private spaces of women. Declaring that you are a women with a penis does NOT give anyone the right to do so, no matter how much you would like that to be. Children do NOT have the right to mutilate themselves; nor do adults acting like they are gods, mutilating children who will have to live with the horrible consequences for the rest of their lives, betrayed by the adults who should have been their protectors. No “trans” person has any more or less rights that I do. And none of those rights have been denied, only the ones you have made up in your head.

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    This gal and her cult are self soothing their own guilt and turmoil by forcing autogynephilia and gender dysphoria upon us at taxpayer expense as if forced ‘normalization’ will assuage their angst. Somewhat like King Nebuchadnezzar in the Old Testament. So what would they have done with the non-conformers, the fiery furnace? Tragic, ludicrous and insane.

  • Johnny says:

    City of Juneau has a lot of time on their hands I see.

    • jon says:

      Juneau has a heart, too bad you don’t. Woke is good.

      • Crys Whipple says:

        Woke is not good. Woke is thinking of being awake but still in dreamland. I am AWAKE. I see this gender disphoria being crammed down our childrens” throats. Most if not all young teenagers experience being uncomfortable in their own skins as a result of normal puberty. Do you know that transitioning a child changes their bodies for the rest of their lives? Most kids love to pretend. They will go along with it because it’s exciting and fun to pretend. I am not saying no to transitions period. I am saying absolutely not for children. Children are not capable of making a lifelong decision. Children live in the moment. Let them grow and mature so as to make sure of what to decide for themselves.

      • Johnny says:

        shh, drink your bud lite

  • micah6v8 says:

    Maybe we can sell Juneau to california. They would get to keep all the pols and government workers for free.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Juneau is another cesspool of a city like Anchorage.
    We voted to move the capital out of Juneau why has this not happened ?

    • James says:

      I used to think the state capitol should be on the road system… now I think we ought to put it on Little Diomede and make the legislators stay in Yurts.

  • Chuck Anziulewicz says:

    Transgender Alaskans are taxpayers, too. A lot of people would benefit by attending this Town Hall and listening to trans perspectives.

    • Proud Alaskan says:

      No we the normal God fearing people. Would go to these meeting and give them a piece of are mind of how Wrong and Sick this is. If Juneau-capital was on the road system.

      • Chuck Anziulewicz says:

        Well “Proud Alaskan,” I really wish you COULD go to Juneau, get on camera at the meeting, and scream hellfire and damnation at the trans Alaskans there. And don’t bother listening to what they have to say. I’m sure you’ll feel righteous about it.

    • Tamra Nygaard says:

      And I suspect some of these so-called transgenders would benefit highly from learning about Catholicism and finding a path toward healing, but instead all they do is point fingers and call names. So, there ya go.

      • Ms. M says:

        Learn what about Catholicism? Nothing healing there as evidenced by all the lawsuits for sexual assault. Many lives were ruined.

      • Tamra Nygaard says:

        Ah, Ms M, how many lives have been saved by homosexual behavior and genital mutilation? You are aware that the abuse that took place in the Church was done by homosexuals, who had vows of celibacy but broke them, yes? Nothing that happened was every Catholic in any sense.

    • Aunt Sally says:

      But you aren’t even an Alaskan, are you, Chuck? Instead, isn’t it the case that you’re a dirty fruit on the other side of the continent trying to befoul and destroy good Alaskan society from afar with your degenerate ideas?

    • Anon says:

      Chuck , that is a great idea. I would love to come down and talk about my experience with a neighborhood pedophile when I was 13.

      • Chuck Anziulewicz says:

        Most pedophiles are heterosexual, but I’m sure you already knew that.

    • Ms. M says:

      I agree, but sadly, these so called Christians only know how to spout God’s word, not actually live it.

  • Lady Donna says:

    Revelation 22:11 reminds those who are Holy, Righteous and Just to continue to be Holy, Righteous, and Just … and to LET those who are Vile, Filthy, and Unjust continue to be Vile, Filthy, and Unjust. Meaning, for those who call upon the Name of the Most High God, who is Holy, Get Your Own House in Order. Make sure YOU are ready for the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord. The Most High God is the Master of Legions, who Divinely Created this World Platform, and formed each of us in it to Choose. Everyone Gets a Choice. No One will be able to say they were not given a Choice to either yield to the Most High God through Christ Immanuel or to yield to their own desires through the deceiver. Those who study and know, by the Holy Spirit, the Most High God’s precepts, understand that the End Times are upon us all. The Time of Revealing is in Motion. Choose Righteousness knowing that you will be mocked, called delusional, and persecuted for your testimony. Stand Firm in the Faith of your Choice.
    Blessed is the Name of the Most High God who is Holy, Holy, Holy.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Are we proud of our nympho saturated state capital lead by our useless numb minded governor?

  • Chuck Anziulewicz says:

    Admit it, guys: If Aiden Key walked into a men’s restroom and into a stall while you were washing your hands, you wouldn’t give it a second thought.

  • Lucinda says:

    Mr Aunt Sally. Every comment you make proves you are a hateful, arrogant, angry bigot.

  • Turner says:

    Best Documentary I’ve seen on the subject: Gender transformation: the untold story