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Transgender activist Aidan Key is the featured speaker for the Sept. 28 “Transgender Townhall” in Juneau.

The City and Borough of Juneau is finalizing its plan to host a first-ever “Transgender Town Hall” on Sept. 28.

The city’s Human Rights Commission is holding a Sept. 5 Zoom meeting to iron out the last details with the aim of identifying and rooting out aspects of the community that are deemed to be “sources of tension” when it comes to promoting transgenderism and the larger LGBTQ ideology.

The Transgender Townhall is part of the Human Rights Commission’s wider agenda of combating what it considers to be discrimination and hate.

At the Sept. 5 meeting the commission will decide on the venue for the publicly-funded Transgender Townhall – either University of Alaska Southeast or the Valley Library. Over the next few weeks, Juneau residents can expect to hear advertising and radio announcements featuring keynote speaker Aidan Key.

Key is a biological woman who has undergone surgical removal of her breasts and cross-sex hormones in order to appear as a bearded man. She will be charged with guiding Juneau in a discussion surrounding transgender issues.

Key has served hundreds of schools and districts – including the Juneau School District – by providing strategic planning, policy development, and training for staff, administrators, and parents. Her work includes developing policies and procedures that schools can implement to affirm gender-confused children in their belief that were born into the wrong body.

A draft flyer for the upcoming “Transgender Townhall” in Juneau.

Key’s activism 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, she 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.”

In addition to pushing a Transgender Townhall, the Human Rights Commission is also formalizing a recommendation that JuneauBottom of Form a proposal for the Assembly, asking it to create a policy that requires the city and borough to only contract with business that actively affirm and facilitate LGBTQ identities.

Additionally, the Human Rights Commission wants the borough to create a separate policy 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.


— Click here for information on how to participate in the Human Rights Commission’s Sept. 5 online meeting, which starts at 5 p.m.

— Click here to contact Juneau Assembly members.

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Juneau to finalize details of Sept. 28 publicly funded ‘Transgender Townhall’

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.