The Alaska Board of Education is now taking public comments on a proposal to prohibit biological males who identify as female from competing against high school girl athletes. The 30-day public comment period ends on July 21.

Those who previously testified or commented will need to resubmit their concerns if they want their testimony included in the public comments before the board votes on the proposal.

Advocates for the proposal that it is needed because it is fundamentally unfair to force high school girls to compete against physically stronger biological males who claim they are female.

Submit all email comments to or mail a letter to:

Commissioner’s Office, Department of Education and Early Development

Attn: Regulations Review

333 Willoughby Ave., 9th Floor, State Office Building

P.O. Box 110500, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0500

Oral comments can also be delivered during a July 26 online Zoom hearing. To join the upcoming Zoom meeting click here or call (253) 215-8782.

After the public comment period ends, the Department of Education and Early Development will either adopt the proposed regulation changes without further notice, or decide to take no action. The language of the final regulation may be different from that of the proposed regulation. Before becoming law, a review of regulations is done by the Department of Law, after which the package is sent to the Lt. Governor’s Office for a final inspection. The regulation becomes effective 30 days after the Lt. Governor signs off.

If adopted, the proposed changes would direct the Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA), which oversees high school athletic competitions in Alaska, to bar gender-confused biological males from participating in female-only competitions. It would also require the ASAA to offer a co-ed division, in which girls could attempt to compete against males if they choose to do so.

Currently, each individual school is allowed to make a “gender determination” regarding a student’s sex. ASAA simply accepts – without challenge – whatever each school determines, which means gender-confused biological males who claim to be female have been allowed to compete against girls. Anchorage and Fairbanks are the two largest districts that allow for this, while the Mat-Su expressly prohibits biological males from competing on all-girls teams.

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Public comment period opens on plan to protect Alaska girls’ sports from gender-confused males

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.


  • Jim Minnery says:

    And when you’re done submitting comments directly, go to and sign the petition. We are just under 2,000 Alaskans and know there are many thousands more who believe in fairness for girls’ sports!

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    No public comment period needed. Your a boy get over it, no matter how much you make your sick-self look like a girl end of story.
    But this woke school system will do nothing to stop this and order more grooming books to be added to there libraries

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Everyone, please write or email the Alaska Board of Education and let them know that we support keeping biological males out of female sports for safety reasons (and/or whatever other thoughts you may have). The more of us that show support to protect females, the more encouraged the Alaska Board of Education will be to make the decision to keep our female children safe. Those who sent emails or letters the last time will need to resubmit for this time around.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Jim Minnery
    I’m saying this to you directly and publicly!
    As a conservative Christian myself I am stating to you my disapproval of your support of Mike Dunleavy!
    Simply stated, every household in Alaska is having to deal one way or another with the onslaught of perverse people and agendas that have targeted children! Tax payers have been hijacked and children are being groomed!
    This governor is too weak and useless to resist this wickedness!
    You Jim should have publicly declared that this governor is effectively our enemy! Therefore you also are bordering with this wickedness!
    Choose this day whom you will wholeheartedly be loyal to!

  • Gabriel Michels-Waterer says:

    If u were born a male, it doesn’t matter if u choose to BECOME a female, u still have the genetic make up of a male and therefore would still compete as such, putting an unfair disadvantage on the true females. A person of the male persuasion should not b permitted to compete with a female just becuz of a personal choice to CHANGE their gender.

  • David Michels says:

    I cannot and will not support men competing in women’s competitions. Not right nor fair.